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Array Vol." XV."  GREENWOOD, B. C, THURSDAY, AUGUST 6, 1908.  -No: 4  ���������K  " '^Moptserrat' Lime juice, Pints ^....-/ :;. GOc:  Montsermt Lime Juice, Quarts .-.��������� .... 90c.  Norton's Raspberry ^Vinegar, Pints....   ... 60c..  ���������Norton's Raspberry Vinegar, Quarts ". 9'0c.  li. (J. Unspberry Vinegar, Pints  Sfic,  B.C. Raspberry Vinegar, Quarts : (>0c.  -   Crosse & Blade well Fruit Syrups. '.  25c.:  Bread Cakes and Pies for Sale.,  Russell-Law-Caulfield Co., Ltd.  Hardware, Groceries, Clothing and Gents' Furnishings. |  'HE CANADIAN" BA  1 $"'*   f<  C vhi M fa \���������I  fa-  HEAD   OrFlCK, TOKONTO  B. E. WALKER, President  ALEX. LAIRD,"General Manager  ,ESTAl!LISUi:0  1807  Paid-up Capital, $10,000,000  Reserve Fund, -    5,000,000  & Branches throughout Canada, and in the United States and England  PfiilMTRY PiSCKEy ET-CQ ^*'cry facility afforded to farmers and  . .bUUNmfi L>it&4i\!L\>'3 others for llic transaction of their  ������������������   banking business.    Sales notes will bo cashed or taken for collection.  BA^t'IEUf* PV BflASI Accounts maybe opened by mail, and  DAllStiniU Ui IvIMIL monies 'deposited or 'withdrawn in  this way with equal facility. . us  J. T. BEATTIE, Manager Greenwood Branch.  L)  - ^ J>G Brandies. ���������   Over ������50,000,000 Assets.    -\  If you live a distance from town, why not do   -  ���������  your banking* with our nearest Branch by Mail  Ask our Local Manager to explain the system to you,.  Sayings Accounts  may be opened with $1.00 or more.  Interest paid half=yearly.  H. F. STOW, MANAGER  GREENWOOD BRANCH..*  |             BANK   OF ['MONTREAL   - i  "|P   -                                                          ESTABLISHED   1817.                                                          _ f+M  5Jj   PAID   UP   CAPITAL, $14,000,000.         'REST,  $11,000,000 fjif  ~M                               UNDIVIDED PROFITS, $422,689.93 |������jj  Pppfl   tlener.il Bunking lliisinesdtTr.insnctcil.   Dm ft. iwipil on nil points, and Colleo M~f  f^jfl                                                   'lions made itt. lowest rutcs                                           ' C'Ji  ||   SAVINGS BANK DEPARTMENT  *)   W. F. PROCTOR, p  ytt    INTEREST ALLOWED AT CURRENT HATES    J MANAGER GREENWOOD BRANCH [^  ^SfElsl"*-^^  W^^-fet-g^'^  IN ALL STYLES.  Patent Kid, Dongola Kid, Beaded Toe, three and four strap,  Military or French Heel.    Some of the Best  American Makes Represented.  Dry Goods. RENDELL & CO. Hoots and Shoes  g������iuraagBi������rafcgife������BB^  PHOENIX, B..C  Is opposite (ho Great Northern depot and is a delightful  haven for the weary traveler. Great veins of hot water  run through the entire house, and bathrooms are always at the'service of thoi-e in eearrh of material  cleanliness. The dining room is an enemy to dyspepsia, ;  while the aitistic appointment of the liquid refreshment  makes tho drinks go down like eating fruit in a (lower  garden, The sample rooms are tho largestin the mountains untl  a pleaHtire  to druuiinors  with big trunks.  JAS. MARSHALL,       -       -       PROPRIETOR  ���������������s*rasBg*g*B-BaBaBsg^^  a^SBS-SB-E-S-KSBEESSESa^  It costs no more but tastes like more  PHOENIX��������� - BEER  The Pride of Western Canadu. Phone 138, Greenwood  v <"~'n ���������  Let Us Make Yon a  Summer Suit.  Somuililiig that will be cool,  lightsand as smart looking as you  plPilSft���������  Homespuns, for instance!  They'are light and airy, and  when inadr; up, this material am-,  stitutes tho total summer clot hint:  . If you linvpjiiovor worn Halifax  Homespun, wear it this summer.  Come in and look over our  beautiful range of .lightweight  materials and let us make you'a  suit, which will surely keep you  cool this summer.  Hunter-Kendrick Co. 1  E.  W. WIDPOWSON  ASSAYKK AND OIIJKAIIST.  CHAKGttSS,  Gold.Silver, Cupper or Load,each ......������1 (>0  Gold-Silver or Silver-I/cul  1 ������1  Golil-Silvcr, with Copper or Lend  i i>)  Careful sampling ;' accurate assaying; prompt returns.. 3L7 Baker  street, kelson, B.--0.  ^ww ������������������ hi LiniKiwkmmaiMPmKPKea  Frederic W. -'cLaine  Mining and Real Est>' 'e Broker.  Estates Managed aad Lou,ns Marie.  Local and District Land Agent Canadian Pacific Railway. Stocks and  Shares a Specialty. Greenwood,B. C.  Choice   Frtti  .    :. LANDS  For Sale at $10, $32 and ������15  ,Per Acre.  ������\������    J������    Ol'iCJQ  NELSON. B. C  Bcgular monthly meetings of  Greenwood lodge No. 28, A. V.  & A. M., are held on the iir.st  Thursday in each month in Fra-  hall, Wood block, Government  Greenwood. Visiting brethren  are cordially invited to attend.  JAS, S. ISIKNIJ5, Sucn-litry,  teniity  street.  W.F.  Greenwood Miners'  Union, No. 22, W.  F. M., meets every  Saturday evening- in Union Hall, Cop"-  pcr street, Greenwood, at 7:30.  Also in hall at   Mother Lode mine  Thursday pveninsrs at 7:30.  fi. A. MATIIEISON, Secretary.  KacuHJa������A.-iJr  C. S. BAKER  Provincial Assayer and Ore  Shippers' Agent. Correspondence solicited. Samples  recefve prompt attention.  I\   O. ItOX   183.   GKERNWOOl),  ��������� Tir. Mathison will be in hisdctilul office  until Aug. 22. Jlake .appointments early.  W. 0. McKay nnrlR.'S. Stuart of Rock  Creek are visitors in the city for a few  days.  Hugh. Cropley came down from the  "West Fork Monday and will lemain for  about a month.  Win. Malcolm, president of the Malcolm luiniiliuc Co. of, TF.'iiuillon, was iu  Greenwood this week visiting his niece,  Mrs. J. I��������� Coles.  The Greenwood smelter has a la rift  stock of coke in icservc and is not likely  to shut down on account of the disaster  in the Ciow's Ne.������.t Pass.  The dniinj.' room of ihe Hotel Noiden  has been enlarged. A new foundation  has been put under the building and the  premises otherwise improved.  Thc Crouso drug store -building and lot  in Mid way were sold iiiuPt mortgage sale  Tuesday "for $ioo. C. J. Leergatt, barrister of Midway was the purchaser.  lluucan Mcrntosh received a wire this  week from Chicago to elcjse up the preliminaries in reference to the big tunnel  and to get ready to commence construction.  Hugh McOillivrav has bought the Vic-  toiia hotel from Jas. Cameaon. Deing  an old.time resident aud well known,  Hugh should do a large business. Mrs.  Mason has charge of tlie dining room.  Tbe wagon , road between Greenwood  and Midway is now. .with} the exception  of the crossing at Boundary Falls, one of  the best in the interior. Last week Foreman Wilmshurst completed repairs on  the road and is now engaged on the  Phoenix and Ivholt roads.'  Officer Aston of Midway has kept tbe  provincial pen in Greeinvfood pretty well  filled with suspects during the past week.  So far none of them have had in .their  possession the exact amount of money  lost by Tom McMullen���������36 cents. It is  hoped that eventually the coin will be  recovered. " .    , -  J. W. Mellor is going to' open a roller  rink iu the upper story of thc .Mellor  block. A new floor has been put in,  and a deep stairway built to the proposed rink, 011 which the votith of the  city can break their necks without undue  iccklessuess. The second story of the  building can easily be converted into an  assignation establishment;  Fianlt Mosher and T. McTntyre returned on Tuesday evening's stage from  the AVest Fork. They were making land  locations on Eeaver creek, above the big  hill, for a local syndicate. Above-the  canyon of Beaver creek the' valley widens  out to from a half to about two mile of  good bottuui laud. This vallC3'.has been  located for the_syndica^_J?art������of the.  time was spent in fishing.   " ~ "  The baseball match Sunday between  Chesaw and Greenwood resulted in a victory for thc latter by a score ofSto?.  The game was a good one throughout  and at the end of the ninth inning was  a tie In the tenth Chesaw was shut out  and Greenwood scored one run. R.J.  Sanders attended to the decisions so impartially that no bats were used iu protest.  Since Mr. Ross returned from Ottawa  there has been considerable discussion as  to thc best location for thc proposed government buildings iu Greenwood. The  Ledge is not interested particularly, so  would suggest the following committee  to choose the most suitable .site: Dr.  Simmons, C. H. Fair, F.. G. Warren, F.  W. McLaine, Duncan Mcintosh aud J. lv.  McAllislar. liven the most rabid Grit  could not take exception to any of these  gentlemen.  1'. IL Douivan is closing his saloon in  Fei ry.  Dr. W, K. Spankie is spending a couple  of weeks in Alberta.  V��������� Mace is putting up a building near  Crowell's hotel in Midway.  The Granby mines did  not work  for  two days during the past week.  C. Scott Galloway of Grand Forks paid  a business visit to the city this week,  Born���������In Greenwood on  August  isl,  lo Air. and Mrs. A. D. McMillan'a son.  Will Get There Later.  telegrams   passed   be-  aud Greenwood Mon-  ��������� Archie McLean i  Untie and gone t'o  Lode.  A  subscription  was taken  up in  city Tuesday last -by  Mavor Bu'iiliii;.  the leliefoi;Ferule sulTi-reis.  las    returned    from  work at the Mother  the  for  ������.  4*0-$  nelson, 8.  &  V.1ZO. V.  wici.r.s,  I'roprk'tor  -������������������TOM KINS,}  MiiiiiigT'.-i  First-class in everything*.  Steam heat,  electric-"light,  private   baths.'  in every room,  tories in  B.   C  bar and barber shop.  '.Bus meets all trains  Telephone  Finest lava-  First-class  ."������������������MERCHANT. TAILOR-  Men's clothes cleaned, pressed and  Repaired.  Fine Work  A Specialty  y  Commercial  Hotel Greenwood  Rooms 25 nnd 50 cents a night.  ��������� MRS. M. .GILLIS.  J. A. Coryell, C. I'., has returned from  South Africa and will be iu Greenwood  this week. Mr. Coryell went to South  Africa near the close bribe Boer war, aud  was for a time in the employ of the government as engineer on railway construction. He efterwards formed a company  and engaged in boring artesian wells. He  is oue of the old timers of the Boundary  district, having for years been engaged  in suiveying. In the winter of 1SS7 he  and \\*. Murray located the ranch near  Grand Forks, now occupied by Frank  Coryell.  Geo. Ilc.ithcrton iclurned this week  from attending the 16th annual conven-  iion of the 'Western Federation of Miners  at Denver, Colo. The convention was  open to the public end lasted fifteen days.  The W. V. M. was brougut in closer touch  with the United Mine Workers and may  in time amalgamate with rhat organization. Mover was elected picsideut and  Mills sccrelary.treasurer. About 125  delegates were present from all parts of  the west andjtlte meeting was very harmonious. Mr. Hcatlicrtoti was highly  pleased with the trip although the dust  a'ong the line of iravel was rather disagreeable.  Duncan Ross, M. P., returned on vSat-  urday to spend a few (lays iu Greenwood.  He says that if an election lakes place  this year it will probably be in November, and that the election iu Vale-Cariboo  will occur three ^weeks later. The past  session has been the most trying one to  members in the history of the Dominion  parliament. This was especially so in  the last two. months. Not even a decent  scrap to enliven the monotony of the  teu-lionr sittings. Mr. Ross leaves next  week for Vernon to attend the irrigating  convention, after which he will probably  go to Ottawa to remove as far as possible  any parliamentary'stumbling blocks in  the way of the much-needed Midway and  Vernon reilway.  Martin Burrel, Conservative candidate  for Vale Cariboo, was a visitor iu the city  Thursday of last week, on his way home  after a trip through the Siinilkaineen  Me was so busy with the inner circle of  the parly during his short stay here, that  it was impossible for the Ledge to pump  him over even the telephone.' Martin, old  boy, you'll have to mingle if you want to  catch votes. The wireless, oral, baby-  kissing, church-festival system is ���������whit  wins a campaign. It is not Laurier who  keeps thc Liberal party in power; neither  is it oratory and theory. It is the boys  who go after the millions of acres, who  are the .middlemen between the great  corporations and the people, who see  that government contractors divide the  kitty. The rollicking, off-handed boys  who kiss the old ladies' haoics and tickle  the,old men's pockets, are the leaders  iu Canada today, Don't try lo bo a  Laurier, 'Martin. It is impossible. You  wouldn't cure to result iu n Hyinaii, but  you can be oVSiltou, an Oliver, a Burrows, or a Fisher, Don't be a l'ugslcy  and expect to be elected in a white constituency.  At their meeting Tuesday evening  B011 Hilary Valley lodge No. 38, T. O. 0.  F., voted J50 toward relief of Fernie suf-  lerers.  John Kirkup ol JRossland and A lex-  Lucas of Kaslo weie in the city last week  assessing properly for the provincial government.  While's production of "Faust" will be  presented in the Auditorium next Wednesday evening, Aug 12, Popular prices.  Reserved seats at Logan & Co.  Duncan McRae has gone on a fishing  trip lo Canyon City. He will be joined  by Martin Andeison, Thos. Jtemmetlc  and others later in the week.  S. Moore, B. A., was a caller at The  Ledge office yesterday. Mr. Moore arrived from Moyie this week and has been  engaged.to leach the Boundary Falls  school.  -Harry Hook has joined the staff of E.  W. Widdowson in Nelson and will have  charge of thc assaying office in Truil.  Mr. Widdowson is one of the most up-to-  date and enterprising" assayers in the  province.  Kinney & McDonald have purchased  the lot on the corner of Copper and Wellington streets aud are, building a shop  25,:)y 75 fccti which will be the best-  eqquipped carriage and blacksmith shops  in the interior.  Dr. aud Mrs, Mathison returned to  town Friday last, making the trip froui  Suminerlai'.d to Gieeuwood iu a da}- and  a half. Yesterday the doctor reopened  his office and will remain here for two or  three weeks before returning to Kclowna.  Neglected bush fires caused the dc-  slruclion of Fernie la=' "aturday, rendering 5,000 people homeless, and causing a  loss of "several millions of dollars and  many lives. No large Canadian town  was ever so completely w'ped out. and  Fernie is surely entitled *n b^ called the  city of energy and calamity.  Monday morning the Midway C. P. R.  station was destroyed by fire, the agent,  Howard R. Stevenson, losing all his  household effects, - and Mr. and Mrs.  Stevenson and child managing to get  0ut.j11stJ_11.time. . The fireis supposed to  have originated iu thVkitclieu. Although  Mr. Stevenson lost all his household effects he managed to save the records of  the company.  Robt. Denzler of Spokane was in the  city last week. Mr. Denzler came to the  district in 1M91 andjocated in Greenwood  wood camp���������now Phoenix. At that  time the only prospectors in Green-  camp were Henry White aud Matt Hotter, who located the Old Iionsides and  Knob Hill, the principal properties of  the Granby. Mr. Denzler made a number of locations in the district, many of  which turned out well.  A. Letter received in the cily from A.  S. J'.mbree says that he has arrived safely  at Nome and assumed his duties as editor  of the Industrial Worker. They were  forty days on the trip up, and during the  voyage the ship attempted to split an  iceberg, but failed. The passengers  have nearly all entered actions for damages against the steamship company for  cruelty, starvation, etc. There is no place  iu thc world where providence plays so  important a part as aboard ship, and the  marine court usually bases its decisions  more on the Act of Providence than on  equitv. A marine court has been known  to decide that a marline-spike in the  hands of an irate male was au instrument  of providence, while providence played  no unimportant part iu saving the sailors'  skull from being smashed in. Thc injured can occasionally get damages from  a railway company, but aboard ship the  all-pervading "Act of Providence" precludes tlie possibility of damages being  obtained.  R T. Lowery has gone east to once  more study the" ways of the tcuderfeet,  and gaze at ten brass bands iu I'etroha  lor a short time. His impressions and  depressions of the cent belt will appear  iu several papers later in tho fall. It is  rumoied that the colo.iel is going to be  married on the 15th. The late- adornment of his person would in a manner  veiify this rumor. S.iiiuday he greased  one of his Sunday shoes. The. other shoe  had been Juiidoi- the Gordon press for  three months. Sunday was given over to  meditation, writing editorials,'and slulf.  .Monday lie had the 'reef-points slashed  off his whiskers. Tuesday he appeared  in black shirt, pink tie, and new suit of  clothes made in Kaslo in 1S92 when he  weighed 97;'/ pounds. He now tips the  scales at 146 with his shoes 011. The  shoes are four sizes roomy. Wednesday  he sequestered a pair of socks, a handkerchief, a.full sett of pyjamas, .144 and  a sword cane and started for the train.  Jt is hoped she is a strong minded aud  able-bodied female, for nothing will tend  more quickly to dissipate illusions than  a strong minded -woman or rocking an  old-fashioned cradle.  Will Return Cash.  Auditorium Committee, Greenwood, B  C, Gentlemen: We understand that  through this .territory you have been  visited by ' some , very" poor traveling  theatrical organizations, consequently  your patrons hesitate to patronize the  theatre. In offering you Porter J. White's  production "of "Faust," with all scenery  and electrical effects, we positively guarantee the presentation to be as advertised  and as produced for the past eleven years  in all the cities of the Kast. You can  therefore inform your people of this fact,  and furthermore state that we positively  guarantee the production as foregoing or  ttioncv will be refunded after the second  act. The prices will be reduced for this  date to $1.50 aud jfh.oo. and children 75c.  I am, yours trulv,  Ciias. If. Simmons, Bus. M'gr.  The following  twecu Cranbrook  day:  Ckaniirook, B. C, Aug. 3.���������Dear Tom:  Escaped the holocaust. No alternative  but ,work.    Wire me $10 at once.  J. Peck MacSwain.  Greenwood, B. C, Aug. 3.���������My Dear  Peck:   You'll  get the   holocaust  later.  Forget the $10.    (Collect.)  Tiros. Walsh.  Work.  The Inky,Hand..   -  While the printer-philosopher, J. Peck  MacSwain, was traveling on the Crow; the  olherdayin his private car, 'Typography,'  he was held up by two special constables  who, for the moment, thought he was a  member of the Black Hand .society, foul  when the dulcet tones of Peck's voice  struck llieii ears they saw their mistake  and allowed him to proceed on his journey.���������Cranbrook Herald.  A Slow Road.  Railroad construction is mooching  along with a gang of about 150 men  spread over some twenty five miles of  right-of-way. At thc present rate of progress it will take fifty years to complete  the V., V. & E. to the coast and then  most of the present day citizens of Princeton will have, beoome mummies 'embalmed in the fire-resisting clay to be  found underneath the town. The outlook is not encouraging.  Other towns and cities are waiting on  the completion of the line to Princeton,  as, the following paragraph in the Spokane Spokesman-Review of recent date  will show :  "Coal for domestic use, costing $12 a  ton here last winter will be reduced to  $5 or 56 a ton as soon as transportation is  secured by the extension of the V., V. &  E. railroad to the Princeton, B. C, coal  fields."  It is understood a large order for  trestle timber has been left with the  Similkameen Lumber company, and also  that a small gang of rockmen and tunnel-  men will soon be at work near town.���������  Similkameen Star.  A Strong Fausfc.  Probably the finest scenery ever seen  011 a Brandon stage lavished the e3*es of  the audience at the Auditorium last evening, says the Brandon Sun, when the  Porter J. White production of Gothe's  masterpiece, "Faust," was presented in  a powerful manner.  All that was promised of this favorite  company was realized, aud all the best  conceptions of this great drama were accentuated in last evening's presentation.  Of the leading characters. Mephisto, in  the person of William Richards, was au  artful 'devil of alluring personality,  who won {his objects by the artful  presentation of his plans. Faust was  Frederick J. Wilson, of clear voice, fine  build, and a.winning manner that would  command tlie envy of mortals. Marguerite appeared as the embodiment of  charm and innocence, and later of  tragedy, in the persen of Miss Olga  Vcm. Miss Verne's voice is of marvellous quality.  The company numbers twenty members, all equal to their parts.  The great lesson of sin. expiation and  redemption can hardly be more strikingly shown than iu a presentation of  "Faust" as was enjoyed by a fair audience at the Auditorium last night.  Tee company will appear in the Auditorium, Greenwood. Wednesday evening, August 12. Usual pi ices. ' Plan at  Logan & Co., jewelers.  Hanged at Kamloops.  Cedio was hanged in Kamloop.s last  Fiiday morning. He made a confession  the day previous.  The confession states that he is innocent of the crime charged against him  and named two others, Moravelli and  Caglistro, as instigators and perpetrators  of the destruction of King's hotel at Niagara iu November, 1906, which resulted  in the death of Louise King. It is affirmed thrt Moravelli was intimate with  King's wife and the intention was to ;;ot  rid of King. To this effect the powder  was carried into the house. Cedio declared he tried to warn King, but hi.s imperfect knowledge of English impeded  him and bis warning waa mistranslated  by Moraveli. The latter and Caglistro  took him away and made him swear on  crossed daggers not to say. anything further on the matter, ami they sent him to  Salt Lake, where he learnt for the fust  time of the deStructiotiof the hotel.  The confession is ii������i credited, as it  conflicts with the evidence. It was read  on the scaffold at Cedio's tequest.  Through Father Pecoul as interpreter the  prisoner thanked the jail officials for  their kind treatment, and hoped his wile  and family in Italy would be cared for.  Then he again affirmed his innocence  aud faced death with au iron nerve.  City Council.  (icorge Weiler died in Victoria a few  days ago.  A fruit growers' association has been  formed at Grand Forks.  Iu Grand Forks the Valhalla hotel has  rcopnncd for business.  At the meeting on Monday evening  there were present Mayor Bunting and  Aldermen Sutherland, Fleming, Meyer  and Mortimer. Minutes of the previous  meeting were read and adopted.  Mr. Craufurd of the Nelson Iron Works  asked that the water rate of 55 for the  foundry be lowered.  A tender of 5300 for a hook and ladder  wagon was received from Kinney-& McDonald. It was laid over until next  meeting.  A letter was read from J. L, Martin re  damage to Providence creek main. The  matter was relerred to the city solicitor.  A report from the lire department  stated that a false alarm was turned in  June 24th, which cost the city }20.  The water committee reported ordering 24 curb boxes from the Crane Co.,  and that the extension on (lovcriiiiient  street was about completed.  It was decided to put on au exlra night  watchman during the dry season at 53 a  shift..  It was decided to engage K. McKeU/.ie  to repair the south end ami Decdwood  street bridges.  . John Mulheni was granted  ten days'  leave of abtencc.  It was dec'deil that any member of the  council could apply his indemnity on his  taxes.  The mayor w.u instructed to 'wire sym:  pathy to Fernie and offer assistance.  The following accounts were ordered  to be paid:  A. D. Hallett   B. C, Times   Rnssell-Law-Cuulaeld Co,  ,  Kinney it Ivtclloaald.   IIunter-K' ndrick Co   IJubnr ": McKay   W, ii. Moore   A, A. Fivehe.tc   I lardy i\  Co..,   Tlii'; council adjourned until Aug  ,.$2v 55  ��������� ���������  13 50  ,.     (). t)0  .. 4-t 37  .. 1 50  ,.  la K6  .��������� 29 75  75  3 99  7-  I Western Float*]  J. L. Stamford, the mining promoter  who is well-known iu Nelson, is now in  Victoria working on the formation of a  company to put in water at Prince Rupert, and from bis long experience Mr.  Stamford should make a success of his  latest venture. He states that the deal  for the Northwest Coal company's properties has not yet been completed, but  that Mr. Ciergue informed him lest fall  that he had raised three millions of dollars for the scheme and that Laurier had  promised to take the matter up aud make  eveiythiiig all right. The stockholders  in Northwest coal are still praying.  General Charles Warren writes from-  Butie lo say that the people are slowly  lecoveriug in that busy burg from the  tumble in copper last October. He is at  the head of a tealty and mining company  and during the year has secured some  good mining claime in Gold Circle,  Nevada. The 'general will not be in B.  C. this summer, foul wishes his army of  friends to remember that tbe latch string  is always upon the outside of his mansion  in Butte, and that he can still dig up four  foils for tbe drinks.  Captain T. J. Duncan writes from Wan-  eta to say that he is farming iu real  earnest upon a ranch owned by his wife  and sou, and that in embryo it is one of  the best farms iu B. C. Duncan at one  time put thousands of dollars into miniug  around Nelson, and induced others to put  in vast sums, but like ..several other old-  timers he had to walk" out loaded with  experience but short on cash.  Pete Schuuberg writes from Perry siding in the Slocan to say that he has a  young fruit farm, with lots of chickens, ,  but 110 galena. Pete- is also postmaster  aud invites the editor to drop in and have  a mess of pork and beans when he is  passing that way. It may take time but'  the editor will some day strike Perry  siding.  A policeman in Ladysmith arrested a  negress the other day for being drunk  aud disorderly. He had to pack her on  his back iu order to get the dusky dame  to the police station. On thc ruareh part  of her clothing fell off and the spectators say that the procession created a  great sensation.  Jack McLachlan, who runs the swell  hotel of Lardo, drops a line to say that  the fishing is good around his locality,  but owing to a leanness in travel thia  summer he is drinking water instead of  champagne, and that there is no danger  of the supply ruuniug short.  A moral wave has struck Port Essing-  ton and the bars have to close Sunday.  Gambling has been suppressed and it is  feared that the tinhorns will have to  work or emigrate to some place where  the laxity of law permits sueh parasites  to ply their thieving trade.  .Work will.be resinned at the Snow-  shoe and War Eagle mines in Phoenix'  next week giving employment to about  two hundred miners, The ore will be  sent to .the smelter at Taail where another copper furuace will be added to  that plant.  A. S. Farwell died in Nelson last week  from heart failure, aged 67 years. He  came to B. C. in 1S62, and did his share  in the making of the province. He was  buried in Ross Bay cemetery, Victoria.  W. Y*. Williams is exporting tlie Independence group on Bear creek, about 40  miles from Peuticton. It is a copper-  gold proposition and will be a shipper  when the V., V. & E. tracks reach it.  A dispatch from oue of the coast papers  says that many people in Prince Rupett  are upon the verge of starvation and that  the government may have to .semi assistance.  J. Peck MacSwain has arrived m Cian-  brook and it is feared that he will yet  reach the Boundary befoie the troops can  turn him back to his ranch near Golden.  l'ete   Mcl'hee,   who  along  with Tom.-  Ro.ulley, once ran thebe*t hole! in Kaslo,  lias lit  in    I'riuce  Rupert,  wheie  he  is  looking for a pile of dollars.  George M. Davis is taking up land iu  .the north, and Dan McPhail is looking  for choice locations upon one of the  Queen Charlotte islands.  Hedley 's excited over the big clean-up  at the Goldon Zone mine.   A  live-stamp  ���������  mill nas, recently put at  that  mine  and  the results are amazing.  George l'tulpol has eleven cows in his  dairy at Piinee Rupert. In that niuisl  climate it is not necessary to put water iu  the milk.  There is enough of hotel accommodation now at Prince Rupert for 1,000 people at rates ranging from  >i   to j>5 a day.  F. A. Schubert died near Armstrong  last week. He was S2 years old aud had  lived thirty \eaisiu the Okanagan.  A fire limit has been established iu  Grand Forks. It includes practically all  the down-town business section.  The Socialists have chosen !���������'. T.  Kingsley as their"candidate in Vancouver  at the next general election.  A correspondent writing lo a Victoria  paper states that the inossbac.-i in that  city arc gradually dying out.  Blackjack 1*3 running wide open at  Hedley and there appears to be plenty of  money in the camp.  In Kaslo Mr. and Mrs. A. W. Allan ate  some wvddiug.take last week that was  twenty years old..  Ai the Hotel Brooklyn in Phoenix  night is like day since Jim put in the big  chandelier.  Several.carloads of Athelstaii ore are  being tested ut ^the Boundary .Falls  smelter. .  The Dominion', government has decided lo preserve the forests in Kamloops  district.  J. Ivrskine Smith has bonded a group  of claims 011 Bear river in Northern II. C.  l'entictou has four baseball teams and  still the town is not considered noisy.  F. S, Clements, formerly of Nelson, is  surveying up the Skeena river,  Frank Browne is captain of the celebrated Revelsloko cricket team.  Lord Strathcona will visit the fair In  New Westminster this fall.  Considerable Canadian whirkcy is being-drunk in Orovillc,  More coke ovens  Ferilie and Michel.  The sale of lots in Trail for delinquent  taxes realized ������941.  arc   being built at THE    LEDGE,    GREENWOOD,    BRITISH    COLUMBIA,  k������^*_ *if������������M- V*������������  BY GUY BOOTH BY.  Author  of   "A   Beautiful   White  Devil," "A Bid for Fortune,"  "Dr^  Nikola,"  Etc.  '���������OBttaaseaC*^^  (Continued)  ������jir iriu oilier side of tlio house we  rliscovorud Agnes, busily engaged  binding up tho wounds of those who  had boon hurt. She was deadly pale,  foul hor bravery was not a bit diminished. When wo got back to our own  quarters wo had counted three dead  men, two placed hors do combat by  their wounds.-, and Pve more or less  cut and scratched. Of the enemy we  estimated that at least u hundred had  fallen bofore our rifles, never to rise  again.  For something like half-an-liour we  stood at our posts, waiting to be attacked, but thc foe showed no'sign  o" moving. I was just wondering what  the next move would bo when I hoard  ;i shout from the right. I gripped my  ride and peered ahead of me, but  Micro was nothing to be seen save the  foe crouching behind their shelters In  the distance.  "What is it?" I cried to my right-  hand neighbor. "What do they soo?"  "A   horseman,"    ho    replied,   "and  coming in our direction."  "Is he mad?" I cried, "or doesn't  he see his danger?"  My informant did not reply, and a  moment later I saw for myself the  person referred to. Ho was mounted  on a grey horse, and was riding as  fast as his animal could travel in our  dirootion. I turned my eyes awaj  from him for a monicni "When I looked again I saw a' man rise from behind a bush and hurl a spear at him.  The cruel weapon was thrown with  unerring aim and struck the horse  just behind the saddle. Ho leapt into  the air, and then with a scream, of  agony that could bo heard quite plainly where we all stood watching, dashed frantically towards as. He had not,  however, gone a hundred yards before he put his foot into a hole, and  fell with a crash to the ground, to He  * i-to,./.  :������uli  Jiia    neck    was  broken, so we discovered later.  From where I stood, to the place  where the man and beast lay, was  scarcely eighty yards; thence, on to  tho spot where {he enemy wore in ambush, not more Mian a hundred. For  some reason���������why, I shall never be  able to explain���������an irresistible desire  to save the injured man came over  me. I could not havo resisted it, even  had I wished to do so. xVccordingly, I  placed my rifle against the axle,  sprang upon the box of the wagon  wheel, vaulted over, and ran as hard  as I couhP'go towards the victim of  the accident. Ahead of me I could distinctly see the nodding plumes of the  foo as they crouched behjnd their  enormous shields. They aid not, however, move, and I was thus enabled  to roach tho man's side, and to take  hiiii in my arms unmolested. I had  not gone ten yards on my return  journey, however, before I heard their  yells, and knew that they were after  me. Fortunately, I had nearly a hundred and twenty yards start; but I  had a heavy man to carry, and was  quite out of breath. However, I was  not going to be beaten, so putting out  every ounce of strength I boasted in  my body, 1 raced on. By the time I  reached the wagons again, the foe  were not fifty yards behind me. A  couple of assegais whistled passed  my ears as I climbed over the wheel  and dropped my burden on the ground,  but fortunately neither hit me. So exhausted was I that for a moment I  leant against the wagon, unable to  move. But the instinct of self-preservation gave me strength, and picking  up my rifle I let drive blindly at the  nearest of the foe who was already  on the wheel before me. I saw the  man's forehead open out like a cracked walnut as my'shot caught it, and  a moment later he fell forward on the  tyre���������dead. I threw him off in time to  shoot the next man as he took his  place. Of the following five minutes  my only recollection is a sense of overpowering heat; a throat and mouth  parched like the sands of the Great  Sahara; a rifle growing every moment hotter in my hand, and dominating all the necessity of stemming, at  any cost, the crowd of black humanity  that seemed to be overwhelming me.  How long the fight lasted I cannot  say. But at lact k. cnecr from the  other side of the laager reached me,  and almost at the same instant the  enemy turned tail and fled for their  live3. Then, with an empty rifle at my  feet, a dripping cutlass in one hand,  and a still smoking revolver in the  other, I leant against the wagon and  laughed hysterically till I fell fainting  to the ground.  poriuiiciy mjiuu 10 our- nssrsionce,  were unsaddling after chasing tho  enemy, and preparing to camp.  After 1 had had a few moments'  conversation with the doctor, Mr May-  bourne and Agnes came up to me  again, and congratulated me on having saved the stranger's life. The  praise they gave me was altogether  undeserved, for, us i have already explained, i iiciii done the thing on the  spur of the moment without for an  instant considering the danger to  which 1 bad exposed myself. When  thoy had finished I enquired where  the man was, and in reply they led  me into the house.  ���������'T.v, .'odor says It is ouiln' a hopeless case,"' eaid Agnes, turning to me  in thc doorway; "the poor fellow  must have injured his spine when his  horse fell with him."  I followed her into tho room which  had once been my own sleeping apart  ment. It was now filled with wounded.  The man 1 had brought in lay upon a  mattress in the corner hy tho window, and, with Agues beside mo, I  went, across to him. Once there I looked down at his face, and then, with a  cry that oven on pain of death I could  not have kept hack, I fell against the  ���������vail, as Agnes afterwards told me,  ���������1.1SH to .the very lips. I don't know  jw" to tell you who I saw there; I  don't know how to make you believe  It, or how to enable you to appreciate  my feelings. One thing was certain,  lying on the bed before mo, his head  bandaged up, and a bushy beard  clothing the lower half of the face,  was no less a person than Richard  Bartrand���������my old enemy and the man  I believed myself to have murdered In  London so many months before. I  could hardly believe my eyes; I stared  at him and then looked away���������only  lo look back again half oYpcctlng to  find him gor.s. Confcl this be any mistake? I asked myself. Could it bo only  a deceiving likeness, or an hailucina-  tion of an overtaxed brain? Hardly  knowing what I did I draggcd-Agnes  by the wrist out of thc house lo a  quiet corner, where I leant against  the wall feeling as if I were going to  faint again.  "What is the matter, Gilbert?" she  cried. "Oh, what is tho matter with  you:  y  CHAPTER XJII.  When I recovered consciousness I  found a stranger dressed in uniform  kneeling beside me. What was more  singular still I was not under the  wagon a? before, but was lying surrounded by a dozen or so of my comrades In the verandah of my own  house. Agnes was kneeling beside me,  and her father was holding a basin  of water at my feet.  "Thero is nothing at all to he alarmed about, my dear young lady," the  man in uniform was saying as he felt  my pulse. "Your friend here will live  to fight another "day, cr a hundred  days for that, matter. By this time tomorrow he'll be as well as ever."  Then, turning to me, he asked; "how  do you feel now?"  I replied that I felt much stronger;  and then, ooklng up at Mr. Maybourne,  enquired If wc had beaten oft tho  enemy,  "They have been utterly routed," replied the gentleman I addressed. "The  credit, however, is duo to -^Captain  Havlland and his men; but for their  timely arrival I fear wo should have  been dono for. Flesh and blood could  not have stood tho strain another  half hour."  "Stuff and nonsense," said tho doctor, for such I afterwards discovered  ho was, "all the credit Is due to yourselves; and, by George, you deserve  't. A finer stand was never made In  this country, or for that matter In any  other."  After a few minutes' rest and  another sip of brandy, I managed to  get on to my feet. It was a sad sight  I had before me. Stretched out In  rows beyond the verandah rails were  tho bodies of the gallant fellows who  had beon killed���������twelve In number.  On rough beds placed In tho verandah  Itself and also In tho hoiiso were tho  wounded; while on the plain all round  b������yo/id tho laager might havo been  nr.en the bodies of the Matabcle dead.  Or. ihf> Jeff, of tho house tho regiment  qt mounted laJentry. who had bo on-  ".Matter!" I almost shouted in my  joy. "This is the matter. I am free���������  free���������free! Free lo marry you���������free  to do as I please, and live as I please,  and go where I please! ! ! For there  in that bed is my old cneray, ti.t man  I told you I !������.ad irtlled."  For a second she must have thought  me mad, for I noticed she shrank a  step away from mo, and looked at mo  with an apprehensive -glance. But she  soon recovered her composure, and  asked if I were certain of what I said.  "As certain as I am that you aro  standiug before me now," I answered.  "I should know him anywhere. Where  is the doctor?"  A moment later I had found thc.doc-  tor.  "Doctor," I said, "there is a man in  that room yonder whom, I am told,  you say has a broken back. He is unconscious. Will he remain so until ho  dies?"  "Most probably," was   the   other's  matter-of-fact reply  as  he  began  to  . bind up the arm of the man he had  been operating on. "Why do you ask?"  "Because it is a matter of the most  vital importance that I should speak  with him before he dies. All the happiness of my life and another's depends upon it."  "Very well. Don't worry yourself.  I'll see what I can do for you. Now go  away and be quiet. I'm busy."  I went away as ho ordered mo, and  leant against thc verandah rails at  the back of the house. .My head was  swimming, and I could hardly think  coherently. Now that Ban rand was  alive, every obstacle was cleared away  ���������I was free to marry Agnes as soon  as her father would let me; free to  do whatever I pleased in the world.  The reaction was almost more than I  could bear. No words could over-estimate my relief and joy.  Half an hour later the doctor came  to me.  "Your man is conscious now," he  said. "But you'd beUer look sharp if  you want to ask him anything. He  won't last long."  I followed him into the house to  the corner where the sick man .lay.  As soon ns he saw me, Bartrand showed with his eyes that he lecognizod  aie.  Tcmu Ihorne," he whispered, as 1  knelt by the bed, "this is a strange  meeting. Do you know I've been hun'-  ing for you these nine months past?"  "Hunting for me?" I said. "Why, I  thought you dead!"  "I allowed it to be supposed that I  was," he answered. "I can tell you,  '. Pennethorne, that money I swindled  you out .if never brought mean ounce  of luck���������nor Gibbs either. He turned  cocktivl and sent his share back to  me almost at .once. He was drinking  himself to death on it, I heard. Now  look at me, I'm here���������dying in South  Africa. They tell me you saved me  to-day at the risk of your life."  "Never mind that nov.-," I said.  "We've got other things to talk about."  "But I must mind," he answered.  "Listen to what I have to tell you,  and don't interrupt me. Three nights  before I disappeared last winter, 1  made my will, leaving you everything.  It's more than the value of the mine,  fori brought off some big speculations  with the money, and almost doubled  my capital. You may not believe it,  but I always felt sorry for you, even  when I stole your secret. I'm a pretty  had lot, hut J couldn't steal your  money and not. be a bit sorry. But,  funny as it may seem to say so, I  hated you nil the time too���������hated  you more than any other man on Clod's  earth. Now you've risked your life for  me, and I'm dying in your house. How  strangely things turn out, don't thoy?"  Here the doc.or gave him something  to drink, and bade me let him bo quiet  for a few moments. Presently Bartrand recovered his strength, and be  gan again.  "Ono day, soon after I arrived In  London from Australia, I fell In low  with a man named Nikola. I tell you,  Pennetliorno, if ever you see that man  beware of him, for he's tho Devil, and  nobody elsa. I tell you ho proposed  the most ilcndlsh things to me and  showed me such a side of human nature that, If I- hadn't quarrelled with  him and not seen so much of hlrn I  should have been driven into a lunatic asylum. I can tell you It's not altogether a life of roses to bo a millionaire. About Mil? !imc I L.3'i;E.n to  got threatening .letters from men all  ovor Europe trying to extort money  from me for ono purpose or another.  Eventually Nikola found .nut that  F was the victim of a secrot society.  How ho managed It, the deuce only  knows. They wanted money badly,  and finally Nikola told mo that for  half a million ho could got mo clear.  If I did not pay up I'd be dead, ho  said, In a month. But I wasn't to bo  frlghtonod like tlmt, so I told him I  wouldn't give It. From that time forward attempts were made on my Hfo  until my nerve gavo way���������anil In a  blue funk I determined to forego tho  '���������iilk of my wealth and clear out of  fiuslunti in (he hotec <* bfisinmuff-a  Hun    i.lU   Cl.lOTmcrl C.  Ho paused once more for a few moments; his strength was nearly exhausted, and I could see with half an  eye that the owl was not far distant  now. Whonjie spoke again his voice  was much weaker, and he seemed to  find it difficult to cot:c:t:t:-:ne *'-';  ideas.  "Nikola wanted sixty thousand for  himself, I sup;.".-:;c far one cf hb> devilments," he said, huskily. "He used  uvery means in his power to induce  me to give it to him, but I refused  time afior time. lie showed mo his  power, tried to hypnotize me oven, and  finally told me I should bo a dead man  in a week if I did not let him havo  the money. I wasn't going to be bluffed, so I declined again. By this time  I distrusted my servants, my friends,  and everybody with whom I came in  contact. I could not sloop, and I could  not  oat. All  my  arrangements were  made, and 1 was going to leave BngJ  land on the Saturday. On the Wednesday Nikola and J were to meet at a  house, on  special  business.  We  saw  ���������each other at a club, and I called a  hansom,-intending to go on and wait  for him. I had a dreadful cold, and  carried some cough drops iu a little  silver box in my pocket, lie must have  got possession of it, and substitu'ed  some preparations of his own. Feeling my cough returning, I took one in  the cab as I drove along. After that I  remember no more till I came round  and found myself lying in tho middle  of the road, half covered wllh snow,  and wilJi a bruise thc size of a teacup on  the back of my    head.    For  sonic reason of his own Nikola had  tried lo do for me; and-the cabman,  frightened  nr. my state, had pitched  ivc c.t and left me. As somj as I could  walk mid  it was daylight.   I    determined to find you at your hotel, In  order to hand over to you the money  I had stolen from you, and then I was  going to bolt from  England  for my  life. But when I reached Blankerton's  I was told that you had left. I traced  your luggage to Aberdeen; but, though  I wasted a week looking, I couldn't  find you  there. Three months ago I  chanced upon a snapshot photograph  taken in Cape Town, and reproduced  in an American illustrated paper. It  represented one of the only two survivors of the Fiji   Princess,   and   I  recognized you immediately, and followed  you,  first to Capo Town and  then, bit by bit, out hero. Now listen  to mo, for I've not much time left. My  will is in my coat-poc'.:ct;  when I'm  dead, you can take it out and do as  you like with it. You'll find yourself  one of tho richest men in the world,  or I'm mistaken. I can only say I hope  you'll have bettor luck with the money  than I have had. I'm glad you've got  it again; for, somehow, I'd fixed the  idea in my head that I shouldn't rest  quietly in my grave unless I restored  it to you. One caution! Don't let Nikola gel hold of it, that's all���������for he's  after you, I'm    certain.    He's    been  tracking you down these months past;  and I've heard he's on his way here.  I'm told he thinks I'm dead. He'll ba  right.jn his conjecture soon."  ('lo   be  Continued.*  KIDNEY DISEASE  Cloudy or inilKy  urine.  ��������� Frequent desire to urinate.  Scanty  and  high-colored urine.  ��������� Brick dust deposits in the urine.  Pains iii the back over the kidneys.  Feelings' of weariness and despondency.  Shortness of breath and general  weakness.  Thousands of people to-day have  diseased, kidneys and'do not know it.  Are you one? Jf so, it is absolutely  necessary that you should do something lo prevent the development of  such serious discuses as Brighl's  Disease. Dr. Chase's Kidney-Liver  Pills are the best on thc market for  the prevention of serious diseases.  Thousands recommend  them.  Mrs. Joseph Gray. Surtell, King's  Co., 'N. B.,-writes: "For four or live  years my husband and 1 havo used  Dr. Chase's Kidney-Liver Pills for  kidney troubles and biliousness and  lind Lliem .indispensable ns a family  medicine. We could not do without  them."  Biliousness, liver complaint, constipation, indigestion, kidney disease  and backache readily yield to the *n-  (lucnce of this great fainily medicine.  Dr. Chase's Kidney-Liver Pills, one  pill a dose, 25 cents a box, at all  dealers or Kdiiiniison, Bales & Co.,  Toronto. Write for Dr. Chase's 1003  Calendar Almanac.  Fo'  thc   Honeymoon.  A certain Kentucky justice of the  peace was called upon to marry a  run-away couple who drove up to his  house. When the final words woro  said, thc bride groom fumbled in his  pockets, and finally lisued out a dollar.  "Jcdgc," said he, "this here's fall  thc cash I've got in the world. If  you want it you kin have it; but I  don't mind lelin' you that 1 set it  aside for tho honeymoon'expenses." ���������  Won inn's Home  Companion.  BOWSER'S ANNUAL  Old Philosopher Goes Forth to  Hunt the Festive Rabbit.  PHONES WIFEY OF PROGRESS  tells Her He's Full of Enthusiasm and  His Trip Is Bound to Be a Success;  but, as Usual, the Unexpected Happens.  tCopyrlght, 190S, by T. C. McCluve.p  From the time he came home to dinner until bedtime arrived Mrs. Bowser  was puzzled over Mr. Bowser's attitude. Ho was good uatured. He chuckled at intervals. She looked up to find  him grinning. Now and then when he  .thought he 'wasn't observed he would  lift up his arms like one sighting a  gun. She puzzled and bothered over  the matter all the'evening, but asked  no questions, nor did she learn, of tho  little scheme ho had on hand until  next morning. Tlien' at tho breakfast  table he smilingly asked:  "Mrs. Bowser, have you any idea  what day-this is?"  "It's no day in particular as far as I  remember," she replied.  "It's a great day, Mrs. Bowser, n  great day. In fact, It may be said to be  ont of tho great days in American his-  Pills of Attested Value.���������Parmelee'a  Vegetable Pills arc tlie result of careful study of the properties of certain  roots and herbs, and the action of  such as sedatives and laxatives on  the digestive apparatus. The success  tlie compounders have met with attests the value of their work. These  pills have beon recognized for many  years as the best cleansers of the  system that can be get. Their excellence was recognized from the first  and they grow more popular daily.  "I guess my father must have beon  a pretty bad boy/' said one youngster.  "Why?" inquired the other.  "Because he knows -just exactly  what questions to ask me when ho  wants to know what I have been doing."������������������Washington   Star.  WANTED 'HEIR  GOATS.  A Curious Adventure Among the Natives of Africa.  Mrs. Constance Larymore, author of  "A Resident's Wife In Nigeria," recounts this curiois adventure in Africa: "The'sahib, as from Ineradicable  Indian habit I still commonly call my  husband, had gone out at sunset after  deer, aud during his absence the entire  population of tho village came streaming up the hill to tbe rest house, all  talking loudly aud at once and evidently uuder the influence of strong excitement. I was by that' time well accustomed to creating a sensation whenever I appeared, no white woman having been seen previously, but these  people struck me as haviug more than  saluatious in their minds aud on their  clamoring tongues. I had been six  weeks in the couutry. My knowledge of  nausa was confined to salutations and  a few simple words, so I summoned  our interpreter to help me to entertain  my visitors.  "They chattered, shouted and gesticulated at Paul, who eventually explained to me smilingly that they had uevcr  seen a white woman before and were  anxious to offer me a personal welcome. I nodded-and smiled in high,  gratification, thanked them cordially  and when I had exhausted my small  stock of polite salutations told the interpreter to give them leave to go  home. This they did, somewhat reluctantly, I thought, but after describing the Interview with some amusement to the sahib I dismissed the matter from my mind.  "Six weeks later we passed through  Lukpa again on our -way back to Loko-  Ja and found it deserted���������not a man,  woman or child, not a goat, not a fowl  ���������all gone, obviously, fled into the bush.  I felt distinctly hurt at this churlish  behavior on the part of my late admirers and learned long afterward that on  our first visit our precious Interpreter  and others of our party had seized and  killed every goat and fowl In the village. The wretched owners had rushed up to the rest house to complain,  and all they got was Thank you!'  "I am not ashamed to confess that I  cried when I mad* that discovery. The  lesson, however, went home to us both  and drove us to work ceaselessly at  the Hnusa language, knowing there  could be no security for ourselves or  Justice for tho people until we could bo  independent of dishonest interpret*  tion."  BRIGHT LITTLE ONES  MAKE HOMES BRIGHT.  Babies, that are well sleep well,  eat well, and play well. A child that  is not rosy-el lacked and playful needs  immediate attention, and in all the  world there is no medicine can equal  Baby'.-j Own Tablets,for curing indi-  (tcstion, constipation, _ .diarrhoea,  teething troubles and tlie other disorders "ioni which young children  suffer. . 'Inc mother' who .uses this  medicine has the guarantee of a government analyst that it is absolutely  safe. Mrs. J." L. Janellc, St. Sylvero,  Que'., says:���������"I find Baby's Own Tablets the most satisfactory medicine  I have ever used for constipation,  teething troubles and breaking up  colds. F.very mother should keep  this medicine in the house." Sold  by medicine dealers or by mail at 25  cents a box from The Br. Williams'  .Medicine Co., Brockvillc, Ont.  The total population of St. Petersburg is now 1,-15-1,70-1, an increase of  239,000, or almost 19 per cent, compared with the census of eight years  ago.  Keep Minard's Liniment in the house.  A Question of Sizes.  "Is It good form to have your nam*  -In the papers?" asked the social novice,  "Oh, yes," answered  Miss Cayenne,  "provided you don't get Jt In display  type."���������Washington Star.'  A Model of Promptness  -'���������'-'"',  "Our new clerk Is always on time." '  "Yes. I've known him to leave a bar  "her shop with only one side.of his fare  shaved in order not to be lute."���������Pud;  Changed Accompaniment.  One can hardly be expected to hav������  "music In his soul" when there la discord Iu bis stomach.  Husband���������What was that you wero  playing, my dear?  Wlfe-DIdyou like It?  "It was lovely���������the melody divine,  tho harmony exquisite!"  "It Is the very thing I played last  evening, and you said It was horrid."  "Well, the steak was burn������l last  evening.,"  Austria's Cotton Mills,  The cotton mills in Austria divide  themselves Into four separate groups���������  the Bohemian mills along .the northern  border, the lower Austrian mills lying  just south of Vienna, the Vorarlberg  mills and the mills around Trlost  Billiards.  To Henrique de Vigne, a French artist of the reign of Charles IX. (about  1571), are ascribed the invention of billiard tables and formulation of rules  for tho game, although tho/origin of  billiards has been accredited variously  to China, England, Spain and Italy as  well as France. Shakespeare asserts  that Antony and Cleopatra were good  enough friends to play, billiards without falling out, but he doesn't mention  how or when the game got Into Egypt.  Somnambulists.  Somnambulists can maintain then  footing In tho most perilous places st  long as they remain In a state of somnambulism, but If suddenly nwnkened  they instantly lose their self possession  and balance.  The Amazon.  Tho greatest liver In the world ii)  flood of waters, draining an linmenso  region, the Amazon, Is ono of the least  useful owing to the character of tho  region through which it down aud tho  fact that It Is subject to stupendous  floods, owing to tho vast volume ol  water which is poured into it in tho  ralnv ������'iuson under tho eauator.  For Sore Throat.  For an 'Inflammation In the throat Infuse one largo handful of clnqucfoll In  a quart of water. Let It noil to n pint.  Strain It and sweeten Jt with honey  very sweet and swallow two or three  spoonfuls often. This, though a simple medicine, is an "old remedy and  intiy be reli.ee! on.  The* Jierb is other-  W.   N.   U.   No. 694.  I AM OUT HEBE IN TIU'l COUNTRY,  tory. Didn't you observe anything peculiar about my attitude last night?"  "Yes, I did. You acted like a boy  that had found a cent on thc street."  "And I felt like one. I was full of  anticipation. I was jubilant. I was  enthusiastic. Today, Mrs. Bowser, is  the anniversary of my annual rabbit  hunt. Today I hie me forth to the annual slaughter, and nr the same time I  keep my eyes open for the first spring  robin." '   .  "You m?nn you are going out into the  country to plow your -way through  snowdrifts three feet deep all day and  come borne without having even seen a  blue jay?"  "I mean, my dear woman, that I am  going out into the country to shoot a  hundred or more rabbits and have  heaps of sport There is some snow,  but that belongs with sport, aud don't  you worry about blue jays. The question is, How many .rabbits can we  make use of in the homo larder? I  want to see the butcher this morning  ns I go out and arrange with him. for  what's left over."  "You are determined to go?" she  asked.  "Nothing eau stop me."  "Then you. can send home about  twenty-five rabbits by the farmer's  team you hire, and the-other hundred  or so can be left at tho butcher's. If  we get tired of eating our share I can  give the rest away tothe poor. Please  shoot them through the bead ns far as  you can, so ns not to muss up the  meat. You'll find telephones at almost  every farmhouse. I wish you'd keep  me posted as you go along."  "By George, but that's the way to  talk!" exclaimed Mr. Bowser as he  brought his fist down������on the tattle. "I  thought you were going to be mean  and sarcastic about it. Now I can go  forth with a jubilant heart and knock  over 100, 200, 500 of the plumpest, fattest rabbits in the land. Yes, I'll telephone you every hour. It will be almost  as if you were with me. Say, now, but  we'll make this the greatest annual  hunt I ever hud, and rabbit fur will  be flying up and down this street like  thistledown in a gale of wind."  Wifey Encourages Him.  Mrs. Bowser bad started out to be  sarcastic, but had ended In encouraging him. The wife who sees that her  husband Is bound and determined  should fall in line with his ideas. Half  on hour, after breakfast Mr. Bowser  stood before her arrayed in hls-shoot-  Ing suit, and lie "was in such good  spirits that she was almost glad to see  blm go. He departed to take a suburban car and be landed 'among, the  snowdrifts lire miles uwny, and he  had been gone hardly more than an  hour when he called her up by telephone to say:  "I am out here In the country. Have  just met a farmer who says that there  arc more'n a million rabbits a mile  farther on. He says he never snw  such plump, fat rabbits; says they  Just wait for you to shoot 'em. I arranged with the butcher to take seven- .  ty-flve, bin you can send word ovci |  that I'll make It 1100. It's glorious out  here.   Good by."  Mr. Bowser had Indeed mot n-former on the highway, and the farmer had  told him ns above. He was a good  hearted farmer and also n good liar.  He hadn't scon a rabbit all winter,  but he felt ho ought to encourage a  man that had come six miles on an  annual.hunt. An hour after the first  telephone message came tho second arrived.   Mr. Bowser said:  "Tho million rabbits had all gone by  the time I got to the spot; but, oh, you  ought to see tho tracks left behind V  -such largo tracks, such generous  tracks, so many tracks! 1 am nt a  farmhouse where tho farmer snys that  ho has iiuide n hundred dollars a week  this season shooting rabbits. Ho isn't  a bit jealot* of mo, Ho says for mo to- I  go ahead and shoot a thousand If t  jwntit to. It's only out In tho country  tilUt-VOll-fliHl ������ll������b tur^a IwnriMsl .jima.  'roil the butcher to make nrrangemeucs  to take at least 3Q\>. 1 urn well and  happy and nm now bound for n spot,  where the rabbits for ten miles around  congregate to be shot. The farmer will,  hire me his team after the slaughter."-  The reason Mr. Bowser wasn't heard  of again for the next two hours was  because ho was looking for the spot of  '���������'congregation." In looking for this he  had to plow through a piece of woods,  skirt a marsh and cross three open  fields where .the snow lay .'two feet  deep. Once in making this journey lu'  thought he heard a blue Jay cry out.  and again lie thought he caught the  noise of a woodpecker on'a dead tree,'  but he .wasn't quite sure in either case.  Ho reached the spot at last to find the.  rabbits gone. The convention bad met  and adjourned. He then .walked to u  farmhouse and telephoned: '  '  "I was just too late again, but I have  lost none of my enthusiasm. Annual  rabbit hunt is bound to bo a success.  Tho rabbit is a shy, coy cuss; but so Is  Bowser. . Have jusi had n .bite" to eat  at .a farmhouse. Tho - farmer's wife  says that she counted more than 2,000,-  000 in ono drove the other- day. She  says' that tho great thing In rabbit  hunting Is perseverance. I nm now  about to,beat up a piece of woodland  where n hunter from the city loaded*  four wagons In an hour the other day.  1 oxpect to load at least two. Tell the  butcher to'mnko the number 500."  Hears a Strange Voice.  Half an hour later there was another  ring, but it was not from Mr. Bowser.  It wns a strange voice that said:  "Hello! Am I speaking to Mrs. Bowser ?"  "Yes."  "Wife of Samuel Bowser?"  "Yes." v  "Short, baldheaded man?"  "Yes."  "Is ho out on his annual rabbit hunt  today?"  "Yes.  Is anything wrong?"  "That's what I wnnted to ask you.  "There is a man wandering around here  ivho says his name is Samuel Bowser.  He is talking about blue jays, woodpeckers and rabbits, and we thought  no was loose in- the top of his "head.  It's all right, however, if you say so."  "Has he shot any rabbits yet?"  isked Mrs. Bowser.  "Lord bless you, ma'am, he don't  know a rabbit from a red calf I"  The" next message was from Mr.  "Bowser himself. His voice had lost  lomething of its jubilation, but he was  'till game.  "No rabbits yet," he phoned, "but 1  im on the trail and expecting to come  icross them any moment; also to see a  robin. Have just been talking with a  farmer who says that the rabbits must  have heard that I am out here, but he  tells me uot to give up. 1 shall stick to  the trail. Tho rabbit is coy and cute,  but Samuel Bowser is coyer and cuter.  When I once get to work, the slaughter  will go on for hours. I may not be  home for two days. Tell the'butcher���������  well, you needn't tell him anything  this time. He said he would be pro-  pared to take any number up to a thousand."  ���������' There .was.one more message. It was  not from Mr. Bowser, but from a  farmer's wife-, and she said:  "If this is Mrs. Bowser, let me say  (hat my husband nnd two sons are  now chasing^ your husband across the  fields. He shot our cat aud fired at an  ������Id gander, and if overhauled they will  tie him up and take him to the nearest  insane asylum. If you knew he was  loony, why did you let him come?"  M. QUAD.  A Woman's Way.  When a man goes out to buy a collar he comes back with a collar and  perhaps a necktie or two. When a  woman starts out to buy a collar she  returns exhausted with a new silk  waist, a pair of gloves, some skirt  binding, a cake of sonp, a paper of  pin's, some window curtains, a sewing  machine and a refrigerator. ��������� Mark  Twain hi Tcm Wood's Magazine.  Popularity of Foulards Assured.  Foulards are shown in-so many attractive designs and colors that their  popularity is assured. Sapphire bluo  is one of the leading colors and Is often  combined with white. Taffeta in dark  shades and black will be quite popular for street suits and make the most  serviceable and smart little garments  Imaginable. They always have a dressy  ���������ippearance, no matter how plainly they  ure made, and generally prove a good  Investment for tho woman of limited  .means.  A]  - Force',of   Habit.  Touched by his sad story a- llnrris-  burg woman recently' furnished a  meal to a melancholy looking hobo  who had applied therofor.at tho back  door.  "Why do you stick out the middle  finger of your left hand so straight  while you aro eating?" asked the  compassionate woman. "Was it ever  broken?",,.  "No," mum," answered tho hobo,  with a snuflle. "But during my halcyon clays 1 wore a diamond ring on  that finger, and old habits are hard  to break,  miini."���������Harper's  Weekly.  Attacks of cholera and dysentery  conic quickly, there seldom being any  warning of the visit. Remedial action  must bo taken just as quickly if tho  patient is to bo spared great suffering and permanent injury to the  lining membrancs-of the bowels. Tho  readiest preparation" for the purpose  is Dr. J. D. Kellogg's Dysentery Cordial. It can be got at small cost at  nhy drug store or general dealer's,  and it will afford relief bofore a doctor can be called.  A certain Sunday school class in  Philadelphia consists for tho most  part of youngsters who live in the  poorer districts'of thc city. One Sunday the teacher told the .class about  Cain and Abel, and the following ..  week she turned to Jinunie," ,a diminutive hid, who, however, had not  been present the previous session.  "Jiinmic,"  she  said,   "I  want  you  to tell me who killed Abel."  "Ain't no use askin' me, teacher/  replied-Jininiie, "I didn't even know  he was dead."���������Harper's Weekly.       *  Mothers can easily know when' their  children arc troubled with worms, and  they lose no time in applying the  best . of remedies���������Mother Graves'  Worm Exterminator.  "Nervous Traveller (to seat compan- '  ion)���������How  fast  should  you say you  were  travelling?  Companion (who has been flirting  with the girl across the way)���������About  a smile a minute.���������Life.  ray what you will, and go whore  you like, you cannot get a bettor,  purer or more delicious tea than  "Salada." 34    s  "No,"    explained    Mrs.    Lapsling,  "Johnny says ho wasn't bitten by the.  clog,  but I'm  not going to take any  chances.     [   shall   have   him' expurgated just as soon ns I can get him ���������  to the doctor's."--New  York' Times.  Minard's    Liniment,    Lumberman's  Friend.  Cynicus^No, sir; wilh their spendthrift ways, wives of today arc" not  helpmates.  Goodfellow���������What   arc   they,   then?  Cynicus��������� r'hcckniatos. ��������� Boston  Transcript.  Jack���������Thero goes Mrs. Parsons.  She used to be a decidedly pert girl.  Tom���������Tsn't  she   still   perl?  Jack���������No. Marriage seems to have  tamed her, and now she's an ex-pert.  ���������Chicago News.  Miss Peytcet���������How do I look in  this hat?  Elder Brother���������Under it, you mean,  don't you. sis? You look pretty small.  ���������Chicago Tribune.  "Laura," growled the husband,  "what have you taken all my clothes  out of tlie closet for?"  "Now there's no use making any  fuss about it, George," said his wife  with a note of defiance in her voice.  "I just had to have some place where  I could hang my new spring hat."���������  Chicago Tribune.  Tommie���������But mamma, fingers'were  made   be'ore  forks.  Mamma���������Yes, my boy, and dirt  was made before pic, but you prefer  pic, don't you, Tommy?���������Yonkers  Statesman.  'Way Back In '51  people first'.began to use Eddy's Matches,���������and tho  ;r-;   "Sulphur" was the brand then made  half a century and seven years later, people still are using  Eddy -a, and more than ever.  serin  99  are tho surest and-.most speedy Sulphur Matches manufac-  turned.   They are now put up in neat and attractive slide  boxes,  holding  about  500  matches.    Three  Boxes  to  a  Package.  Always, Everywherevi in Canada, Ask For Eddy's Matches  aJMj     Simply a Shredded  Wheat    wafer,    containing    in    tho  fflj ttnallast. bulk  all  the nutriment and strength-giving material of the wholo wheat.  Appetizing and always ready to servo.  Delicious  as  a  Toast, with  Buitor, Chooso or Fruits.  Sold by All GrocorB. 052  mWrWKffll  mmmmmmMsmm wm  ��������� mfkf  '[������  POOR BLOOD  BRINGS MISERY  ���������THE  .LEDGE,    GREENWOOD,    BRITISH    COLUMBIA.  I  Pale Faces,and Pinched Cheeks  Show Thaf Dr. Wjll'ams' Pink  Pills are Needed.  Anaemia is written on the features  of ninety women and girls' out of  every hundred. Unmistnkcable are  tho signs of "loo little blood."  Thc weaker, sex is,assailed at nil  ages by the evils- resulting from  f bloodlessness, from the girl, who is  ���������' weak and languid, with, dull eyes,  pale, 'pinched cheeks, , fitful appetite;  and palpitating heart, to the woman  ���������who feels never well, with gnawing  pains in thc back, aching limbs' and  nervous headaches.  Dr..--Williams', Pink Pills are specially valuable to women of all ages,  - for they possess the. power of making  in abundance the rich, red , blood  without which no -woman can have  perfect health. They fill the starved  veins with now blood so that enfeebled bodies arc strengthened,  weak, nervous systems arc fortified  and robust health restored.  Miss---Rose'    D'Aragon,    Waterloo,  Quo., follows the profession of teaching, which brings more than ordinary  v strain to all who follow this calling.  Miss D'Aragon says:���������"Jt seemed as  though 1 was gradually going into a  decline.    I lost all my strength;  my  appetite was very  poor; J  was pale  and suffered from frequent headaches;  I was often dizzy and the least exertion   would   leave  me  breathless.     F  doctored   for a  time,   but with  little  or no benefit.   Ono clay I road in the  Waterloo  Journal   the  particulars  of  n case similar to mine cured by Dr.  Williams' Pink Pills and 1 determined to try them.   Jn a few weeks there  was  a decided  improvement  in my  condition," and by thc time I had taken" seven or eight boxes I was again  in   the' best  of  health,   and  able   to  enjoy myself ns well  as any  of my  young friends."  Sold by all medicine dealers or by  mail at 5Qc a box or six boxes for  $2.50 from The Dr. Williams' Medicine  Co.,  Brockville,   Ont.  ��������� ������>  The Bachelor���������I wonder why they  call the boys about a hotel "buttons"  do you know?  The Benedict���������I ^suppose" it is because you can never find 'em in the  places 'where they should be.���������Yon-  hers Statesman.  Corns cripple the feet and make  walking a torture, yet sure relief in  the shape of ITolloway's Corn Cure h  within reach of nil.  "We must have purity in politics!"  exclaimed   the  speaker,  earnestly.  "Dut then we -wouldn't have" any  politics," remarked an old campaigner, shaking his head disapprovingly.  ���������Philadelphia  Ledger.  $100 REWARD, $100.  Thc readers  of  this  paper  will  be i ��������������� muuij uiuugiu [luiaumueu, ana n  pleased to learn that there is at least   cr keeps her guests standing long,  one dreaded disease that science has       Music and conversation are the'  K������������n-'.i.i.-.t...';���������.-.-..      ii    .. ......-I - 1 ... - -    ���������   ���������-  HOW ROYALTY ENTERTAINS.  An   Invitation   From   tho   King   and  .What It Involves.  The King will tako no denial when  livi Bonds you a "dine-ancl-slocp" invitation, or ono for a longthier visil  His invitations rank as commands.  Their Mnjosties entertain their suL'  jocts for" the 'most part ut Windso  Castle and Sandringham, and thei  guests aro bidden, ns a rule, from Saturday to Monday, or from Tuesday to  Friday���������tho latter for shooting parties.  It is correct to arrivo in-plenty of  time to dress for dinner, but visitort  must not expect to bo mot by their  royal host and hostess, for, although  whon he wan Prince of-Walos His Majesty was on tho doorstep of his abode  ready with a hearty .welcome, now it  v, not until dinner is sorved that tho  sovereign and his consort meet their  visitors. ���������  Neither nt breakfast nor at lunch���������  unless it bo partaken of at thc shoot  ���������will Their Majesties appear; therefore tho great.occasion of dinnerisall  the more auspicious, though tea is  also graced by thc.royal presence.  At Windsor .Castlo dinner is served  in the oak room, after a most impressive entrance has been made by  Their Majesties into the reception  room, where the guests are assembled, bowing and curtseying low, all  splendid in their full-dress attire, and  n perfect coruscation of glorious  jewels.  The King is a great connoisseur upon dress, and though he does not, as  monarch, stoop to take tho personal  notice of it that he did on one occasion���������when, as 'Prince of Wales, an  unlucky guest appeared in a black  tie instead of a white, whereupon r  white one was sorved up to him' by a  flunkey upon a silver salver���������his order that kncc-brccchos and silk stockings are to'bo worn with evening dress  by all men whon Indies are present  is so well known that it is followed  in society invariably by many, well-  garbed  men.  The dinner will not bo a long one.  but it  will   bo  perfectly  cooked   and  served, and the table will he set out  with absolute good taste, and alwayp  with great variety, owing to the enormous - range of gold and  silver ornaments at the command of the dresser.  Two special silver services appertain  to thc oak room'at Windsor, one call  cd   the "Lion"  and   thc   other   thc  "CroVn." and  there arc special  service d'shes for special viands.  ���������   At, SancL'irigham���������where by thc way,  it is the royal pleasure that all clocks  be kept half an  hour-fast, an order  carefully explained to. those guests not  alroady'awaro of it upon their arrival  ���������dinner is served on a flower-decked  table in an oak room, the predomin-,  ant  color of  which  is  blue, and  it ,  too, is heavy with tapestries and portraits of royalties.  No one sits down in the white drawing room at Windsor, nor in the suite  of apartments that serve as drawin?  rooms at Snndringham until the Queen  has seated herself. But Her Majesty  is kindly'thought personified, and nev-  CANADA'S GREAT CELEBRATION.  There are. now subscriptions announced to the extent of about $600,-  000,for the groat Tercentenary celebration at Quebec, and nearlv a million  dollars will be forthcoming'for it.  From an historical point of view it  will ,be the greatest, demonstration  this continent has witnessed. From a  spectacular standpoint it will be one  KEEPS ROYAL WARDROBE.  .  * , '- * i  King Edward's. Chief Valet Has Many  Intricate. Duties.  ��������� Mr. Chandler, officially designated  the Superintendent of the Royal  Wardrobe, is King Edward's chief  valet and private accountant  Si"  in  WARSHIP WITHOUT GUNS.  (EHHRSSD!  lfl/vmu^.j,i������,].mJj.nini������������^n^jj1m^^1n.11|'  been able to cure in all its stages,  and that is Catarrh. Hall's Catarrh  Cure is the only positive cure now  known to the medical fraternity.  Catarrh being a constitutional disease,  requires a constitutional treatment.  Hall's Catarrh Cure is taken internally, acting directly upon the blood  and mucous surfaces of the system,  thereby des*roving the foundation of   -    .���������  ~.v. ���������,.������. order of thc evening, and bridge for  those who like it; and-there are always quantities of curios and exquisite pictures, many of them with the  personal touch afforded by their being, the production of royalty's own.  hands, to be shown and'examined.  Tho King and Queen leave their  guests'for their private apartments at  the end of the evening,  which does  historic battles were fought, will embrace all the transcendent epoch-making, events of Canada's romantic history, including Wolfe's ��������� work up to  his death. The street pageants will  bo of wondrous beauty, , the naval  ['demonstrations of an impressiveness  not heretofore realized. Quebec will  bo filled to repletion by thousands  from England and the United States,  and tens of thousands from' Canada,  but fully ten millions of people "will  wish to be present, and cannot find  hotel accommodation.  One of thc greatest matters of anxiety to those organizing the celebration has been the question how to "provide tho millions of people who cannot see the celebration with illustrations and descriptions, to give the  scones of grandeur to tho world in  their entirety.  Arrangements have been completed  by  The   Standard   of  Montreal,   now  recognized as the National Illustrated  I'aper of Canada,  to issue what will  bo known as  "Tho Standard Tercentenary Number," published by George  Murray   Publishing Company,    Montreal.    Wo have had' the privilege of  examining thc proofs of some of the-  gorgeous supplements to go with The  Standard.    They  eclipse  in  interest,  in fidelity of detail, in beauty of color  and execution, anything ever attempted in Canada, and will bring the Tercentenary  celebration  right  into  tlie  homos of those lucky enough to procure a copy.  To connoisseurs The Sxandard Tercentenary Number is one that expert  judges would think could not be���������sold  under $2.50, and yet it is to be published at 50 cents.. It will be practically the only Tercentenary souvenir. The publishers announce that  orders aie now being booked, and all  orders mailed on or .before June ?7  will-bo certain to'be filled! After that  date tho public must take their  chance, first come, first served.   .  Where orders remitted for cannot  bo filled, remittance will be refunded.  The Publishers of The Standard, 171  St. James St., Montreal, have gained a continental reputation for their  publication. The coining issue, to  illustrate the Tercentenary Celebration, will certainly be the most interesting thing of the kind ever produced  on this continent. We prod'et that in  one month after the celebration it  will be in demand at even ten dollars a copy.  They cannot begin to issue enough  to meet a demand that will be phenomenal. It is a pleasure to testify  ���������to the value of a thing of surpassing  merit.���������Exchange.  "When T started in business," said  elry purchased by His Majesty for  wedding presents, and like gifts, and  ''theatre tickets,' and other sundry bills  which are not paid by the Keeper oi  thc Privy Purse.  When   he   buys   such   articles   ns  clothes or jewelry, His Majesty never  inquires their price. They are simply  ordered, and  the accounts for   them  are sent to the Keeper of the Privy  Purse, who hands them to the Superintendent of the Wardrobe. It is King  ��������� Edward's wish to pay a fair and reasonable price for everything he buys  in this way, and it is Mr. Chandler's  business to see that the price charged  is reasonable, and not extortionate, as  is sometimes the case.   When an extortionate charge is made, the account  is simply sent back to tho tradesman,  with a request to send in the account  again.   Of course, thc tradesman can,  if he wishes, insist on being paid the  full'amount of his original account;  but if he docs so���������unless, of course,  he   can   show   that   the   amount   he  charged is reasonable���������lie will lose thc  patronage of his Sovereign, and most  likely   of  all  other   members   of   the  Royal  Family  whose  names he  may  have  on   his   books,  and   this  might  mean a serious monetary loss, apart  from the loss of prestige.  When the accounts have all been  checked and carefully scrutinized by  the Superintendent of the Wardrobe,  they, are submitted to the King, ..and  are then promptly discharged.  Of course, many accounts that pass  through Mr. Cliandlcr's hands are for  articles for which a fixed charge is  ��������� made��������� such as for theatre tickets,  newspapers,, periodicals, and books.  These accounts are settled at regulaT  quarterly intervals.  In his capacity of supervisor of the'  royal wardrobe, Mr. Chandler has  many complicated duties to attend to.  Bofore the Kin������r dons a"uniform, it is  puts on a dummy figure by Mr. Chandler's assistants, and is then carefully  inspected by the Superintendent of thc  Wardrobe, who has to see that every  buckle, band, stray and ribbon are all  in their right places���������a piece-of work  that requires a .most accurate and  complete knowledge of a hijrhly intricate subject fo be performed efficiently and correctly.  In addition, the Superintendent of  the Wardrobe has to know how to  place correctly every order worn by  the King. In his knowledge on this  subject Mr. Chandler is said to be  without a rival in Europe, with the  exception of King Edward himself,  who is probably the greatest living  authority on the subject of European  orders.  A story is told that on one occasion  the  Superintendent of the Wardrobe  IT'S A MISTAKE TO BE BALD.  Thousands of men and women  who were bald or whose hair was falling  out, testify to wonderful results obtained  from I lie Seven Sutherland .Sister*'  Hair Grower an J. Scalp   Cleaner.  S.imple sent/ree.    Send ioc. to pay pontajje to  Seven Sutherland SisteiV, 179 King St. W  Toronto, Price, Hair Grow.r 50c. and $1  ''"THE discomfort of  A saw-edged linen  Is almost equal to the  drudgery of the method that causes it.  Large  Sample  Mailed  FREE  Slow  Trains-  ^ At a recent dinner, General F.   b.  Grant said of a slow railway in' the  South:  This line was so slow that the people took to lampooning it in the press.  ���������Thus, one Decoration Day a planter  wrote to the Rapier, the leading paper of his district.  "The Editor of the Rapier,���������Dear  Sir:���������Is there no way to put a stop  to begging along the line of railroad?  For instance, yesterday an aged veteran with a wooden leg kept pace  with   the  afternoon  express  all    the  ,,���������,, ������,,.,��������� u . ,. ;,    , "���������'������������������",    A,     1      bU" **' 1"������ "-ww*. on umior uuuor tnos<  nV,H  nnnnl    *,,?������Ck t0 Nola 01luckn conditions which resemble in some de  What the  Future of Battleships Will  Be���������Tests Awaited.  Naval designers' who are looking into the future are having visions of a  battleship which shall be larger than       Celluloid  anything of the class 'afloat; of great-   Starch   does  er  speed than   existing  vessels^and   not fray your  capable of waging battle at a distance   linen because  of four miles;  and this without the  it thoroughly     -  turretcd,    breech-loading   rifles   with   penetrates the fa  their complicated mechanism of train-  Dric and produces  ing and loading.   This is as yet only   sufficient stiffness  a dream; but it is based on that de-   without the wear     i      ���������   v-    i  velopment in the facilities of attack   of the rubbing required by common cooked  and   the   mechanism   of   destruction istarch  which, with the means of defence and  protection,  have  furnished a  species  of warfare in themselves.  Hitherto the rivalry has been largely between the gun and the armor.  On one side has been the aim to increase the power of the monster, rifle'  so that it will hurl its huge missile  of steel through the wedge of armor  plate into the vitals of the ship of the  enemy. On the other-side there has  been an almost frantic effort to thicken thc shield on the hull of the ship  or so compose it of elements that will  lesson its weight while repelling the  shell.  No one knows just how the case  stands at present, and will not know  until there can be some lest of the  gun in its attack on armor under those  ������i?8  Your grocer has it���������or can g-et it.  CetWW\& Statclt .  ..NeverSticks.  Requires no Cooking ���������  Tlio Brantford Starch Works, Limited. Brentford, Canada  The Novelist Again.  "Water swells wood."  "It must.   I've often noticed that n  novelist will wreck a skiff nnd then  iloat enough timber on to the desert  '-isle   to  build  a    town."��������� Louisvillo  Courier-Journal.  and annoyed thc passengers exceed  iugly, .going from one. open window  to another, with his importunate solicitations.���������Vox  Populi."  It Has Many Qualities.��������� The man  who possesses u bottle of Dr. Thomas' Eoleclric Oil is armed against  many ills. It will cure a cough, break  a cold, prevent sore throat; it will  reduce the swelling from a sprain,  cure the most pers'stent sores and  will speedily heal cuts and contusions. It is a medicine,chest in itself, and can be got for a quarter of a  dollar.  "Won't the manufacture of gems  hurt, your trade?"  "J don't think it will in the long  run," replied the jeweler. "Think of  the rush we'll have when we begin  to give a-quart-of mixed diamonds,  rubies and sapphires with every -98-  cent  watch."���������Philadelphia Ledger.  ,  Prominent Citizen Under Knife,  Virden, Man.���������J. W. Hagyarct, a  prominent citizen of this district, who  went to Winnipeg for surgical treatment, was successfully operated on  by Dr. F. E. Burnham"  "Bob Poorpurse is about to propose  to that heiress."  "Has lie thought the matter over  carefully?"    ���������  "Ol yes;' he has even made preparations for supporting himself in case  she refuses him."���������Cincinnati Commercial Tribune.  Minard's   Liniment,   used  by   Physicians.  yr..   n    j-     oV h    .i���������\.t .       u"tilmiencieni or  the   Ware robe  Mr. Dustin  Stax,  reflectively,  "I re-    "passed"  the  niacins of' ihl %nr  ���������f  SolvPf     11PVf.l-   to   tf.11    nr,   ������������������trntl, '.' n'        T_., ��������� ,, P**}Cme?    ������    the   blar    Of  the disease, and giving the patient i not mean, however, that special invi  strength by building up the ' con- I tations may not be given by-Her Ma-  stitution and assisting nature in doing f jesty to creat friends for a chat in her  its work. The proprietors have so ! own private sitting room, or by the  much faith in its curative powers.that ' "'  they offer One Hundred Dollars for  any case that it fails to cure. Send  for list of testimonials.  Address F. J. CPIENEY & CO.,  n M  ,      ,        - Tolcdo' ������-  Bold  by druggists,' 75c.  Take Hall's  Family  Pills  for  constipation.  "rne iron- jaw'ca Woriaer.  A man named Router, who lives In a  village near Chicago, Is known as the  Iron jawed wonder. Taking a plank  about four foot in length, he gets two  strong men to hold It while he drives  a ten Inch steel spike to a good depth  Putting a small piece of chamois  around the neck of the spike, he grips  it with his teeth, and slowly but surelj  the spike comes out.  King to some favored individual for a  smoke and talk before, bedtime comes.  KIKGLY CQRRESPO?iDEKCE.  solved never to tell an untruth."  "And you kept your word?"  "Yes.    Whenever I had   any delicate business of that sort on hand I  hired an export."���������Washington- Star  the Indian Empire over, instead of  under, the Star -of India on one of  His Majesty's uniforms, the latter  taking precedence over the former order. His Majesty., instantly detnoted  the slip which the Superintendent of  the Wardrobe had made, and drew his  attention to it with a smile; but this  is thp only mistake on record against  Mr. Chandler  Odd Use For Collies.  A number of farmers appeared be  fore the Carnarvon bench the othei  day and claimed exemptionsfrom pay  Ing licenses In respect of dogs used  for churning. It was stated that It  was customary for farmers In th>  southern portion o^he country to us-  collies for ;hls purpose.���������London AJai  Her Goodness.  Brldey ��������� My wife is a very good  cook.  Wise���������Get out! nor mother told me  ,she was just taking her first lessons  when you mnrrfod''lier.  Brldey -Exactly. She was good  enough not to continue her lessons on  me.���������Philadelphia Press. .  How the  Sovereign  Addresses Other  Crowned   Heads.  When tho King writes to a crowned head he begins the letter "My dear  Brother," in accordance with the fiction that all real crowned heads arc  brothers. This includes  the Emperor  of   China,   the   Shah   of  Persia,   the  King of Siam, and  the Emperor of  Abyssinia; but would not include the  | Khedive, who is nominally subject to  I the Sultan.   When writing to elected  Presidents the King compromises on  "My   dear  Friend,"   and  this  expedient cost a world of thought to Ministers in the reign of Queen Victoria,  when it became necessary for her to  roply personally, to the President of  the   United  States���������that    being   the  first  occasion   when   a   Sovereign   of  Britain had personally written to the  head of the republic.  It may be- added that when the  King writes to the Emperor of Chin.?  the address is so altered in the translation,- in accordance with the ridiculous custom of the Chinese Court,  They Cleanse While They Cure.���������  Tho vegetablo compounds of which  Parmelee's Vegetable Pills are composed,   mainly   dandelion   and   man-, Ml, uniimucr  drake   clear  the stomach  and  intes-l     When tho Kin* orders a new uni-  t nes of deleterious matter and restore   form, a design of it is first sent to tha  Superintendent of the Wardrobe, who  has to see thnt it is ennvet in every  detail bofore it is submitted to'His  Maiesty for final approval.  His Majesty's uniforms are kept in  a long row of mahoganv wardrobes,  each containin? four uniforms. Each  wardrobe is numbered, and a full detailed statement of its contents is set  out in the wardrobe-book, the page  number being the same as the number of the wardrobe.  the. deranged organg to healthful ac  tion. Hence they are the best remedy for indigestion available to-day.  A trial of them will establish the  truth of this assertion and do more  to convince the .ailing than anything  that can be written of these pills.  Mrs. Houlihan (sobbing)���������I never  saw ye till th' day before me unfor-  chnit marriage.  Mr. Houlihan���������An' I often wisht  ye hadn't seen me till th' day after!  ���������Pick-Me-TJp  "Simpkins refuses to have his flat  papered," reported the agent of the  building.  "What's the matter now?" inquired  the  owner.  "He claims they haven't''room  enough as it is."���������Judge.  MINARD'S LINIMENT is the only  Liniment asked for at my store and  the only.one we keep for sale.  All the people use it.  HAKLIN FULTON.  Pleasant Bay, C. B.  Ask for Minard's, and take nc other.  "Johnny, why don't you be a good  boy like your brother Willy?" the  mother was sternly "admonishing her  naughty son. "Willy here may be  President some day, while you will  have to dig in the sewer."  "But, mother," wailed Willy, "can't  I dig in the sewer sometimes, too?"���������  Harper's Weekly.  "And do you know this man's reputation for veracity?" asked the  lawyer.  -   - ��������� ,���������., ,    "Voracity!"' replied    tho    witness.  ns to make it appear as if the King   "I should  say I  did.    He  used  to  had addressed the Empcroi in terms   board with me and I lost money on  Modulation.  Crabbe���������Why don't you cut that out?  Tone your talk down a bit  ICandor��������� Well, It's all right to call a  epnde a spado, Isn't It?  Crabbe���������Instead of������ calling It you  might whisper It occasionally.���������Catholic Standard and Times.  me  It's fine care that makes fine  hair! Use Ayer's Hair Vigor,  new improved formula, systematically, conscientiously,  and you will get results. We  know it stops falling hair, cures  dandruff, and is a most elegant  dressing. Entirely new. New  bottle.   New contents.  Do������ not change the color of the halt.  of the most abject and slavish submission  and flattery.    In  the reply,  the   Chinese   Emperor   addresses  hi?  correspondent rather  from the point  of view of some powerful demigod.on  earth who is signifying his pleasure to  somo^petty and abject chief of a small  section   of   an    unimportant   nation  known generally as "foreign devils,"  for that is the Chinese official view  of   the   European   Powers   generally.  This document is not, however, allowed to leave the palace.   It is .-careful];  bowdlerized by thc Imperial Sccretar  into a more orthodox shape, so tlir  it may bo-translated into tho forcijr  languago without giving offence, nil'  the  Chinese  "original"  accompanies  thc European version.  A London Shrine.  Of all the minor churches in London, Eng., that of All Hallows, Barking, near the Tower, which takes its  name from tlie old Abbey and Convent  of Barking, in Essex, is most attractive to cosmopolitan pilgrims.  Next to St. Paul's Cathedral, it has.  the largest number of sishtseers from  oversea, and nm^ng recent entries in  the visitors' bonk nrc those of people  from China. Australia.. New Zealand.  America. India, and Johannesburg.  It was the resort of pious wanderers  from very early times, a vision of Edward T. bfing resnonsiblo for this b"t  most modern pilgrims are attrnctp'l  there by its inWcsfms: association!  than in the hop? of obtaining spiritual dispensations.  Kinsr -Richard's   "Hon. heart"    was  (buried under the hifh altar, and from  its proximity to tho Tower it was also  ^bIVrInLPii'^-"f ^v stnt<U'??en-  than  brains  him  right  along."  Maude���������Well,   I've   no  reason    to  doubt it,  although  I understand  he  hasn't a dollar to his name  News'.  Chicago  d������rs. the noet End of Surrev,  ^isher and Tn"d. ..nmnrtest  ''ndihgr-'a restin?-nlace there.  Bishon  others.  Just Stow.  Thoro was an old lady who liked p.  ragout.  (Sho lived in tho city of Kolamozout.}  She'd the cleverest cook to bo found  anywhere,  Who would make it quite deftly, but  privately swliero,  "'Tis   a   shame   sur>'i   a   haythonisl.  namo as ragout  Should bo give to this ilignnt, foin  Irish stout!"  HELPLESS WITH  SALT RHEUM.  "LADY   WAS    CURED     BY  CHASE'S OINTMENT.    ���������  DR.  Tormula witliotoh bottlo  9      flliotr It to your  dootor  Ask him about It,  tlion do oi ho ������������yi  Ayer's Hair Vigor, as now made from our  new improved formula, is the latest, mosi  scientific, and in every way the very besi  hair preparation ever placed upon the  market. For falling hair and dandruff li  Is the one great medicine.  ������-���������*t������<i������ b/tb.**, o.ijr������������c��������������� rwm,Ku������.������������������  Deepest of tho Great Lakns.  Lake Superior is the deepest of tin  groat lakes.   It's 'greatest depth is 1,00:  loot, and tho Ink j in R01 feet nbov  *Ki level of !'���������" -"  Gleam of Hope*  Orvlllo Ai'Jup��������� Ah, here comes thnt  Infernal bill collector!  Culler (producing folded document  with alacrity)���������I am glad to hear you  say so, Mr. Ardup. I have been here  nliiO'times without having'been a collector, you know.���������Chicago Trlbuno.  Playing Safe.  Amateur,   holding   five   aces,   leans  over to professional poker player ami  whispers, "Blllle, how would you play  that linnd?"  Such is the testimony of Mr. Lud-  ger Duguny, Pidgeon Hill, Quebec.  This is common story. Thousands  of people have been cured of Itch,  Piles, Eczema, or Salt Rheum, '.etc.,  by Dr. Chase's Ointment.  Salt Rheum is one of the   most important, of skin diseases.    It occurs  anywhere, at any time, and on anyone.   It often "starts as a rash, eventually breaking out in sores discharging water.   Unless something is done  to stop this discharge, n crust will  form, which signifies    an    advanced  stage  of. this    disagreeable    disease.  Upon tho first application, this ointment stops itching, loosens the congested  matter or    scab,    thoroughly  cleanses tho sore, and after nil dirt  and  poison   has   been  taken  out,  it  allows   nature   to   heal   tho   affected  part through its agency, pure blood.  Hero  arc  the  words  of  Mr.  Ludgor  Unguay, Pidgeon Hill, Quobec:  "The experience which my wife lias  had with Dr. Chase's Ointment for  eczema nnd snlt rheum is of very  great importance, because for many  months sho was not nblo to servo  herself with her hands, Since having used Dr. Chase's Ointment she  1ms been ontiroly cured,"  Injlio most simple as well ns the  most aggravated skin irritation or  eruption, this oinlmont is certain to  give  highly  natisfactory  results;   00  Traveling.  Gen.   French's   adventures   in  thc  South African'war were endless, but  one of the most amu.'ing occurred one  morning, when a war correspondent.  .with..a>.rather high-handed   manner,  came riding into camp.   He saw a soldier outsid" one of tH tents, so dismounted.   "Is  t'ds   French's camp?"  he asked   "Yes." replied the soldier.  "Then hold my how while I go in and  .���������search for him." "Yes, sir." said the  ���������oldior, and-immediately obeyed.  Thu  war    i.-orrespondcnt    strolled    off    in  ' senro l  of   French,   and   soon   came  across   a   staff   officer.       "Where   is  French?" he asked.   "He was here a  moment    ago,"   replied    tho   officer.  "There lie is- 'but what the mischief  is he doing holding thnt horse?"  Thc  war correspondent beat his way slowly   back,  and   for  perhaps   tho   first  time in'his life ate humble pie.  eapcflnn an rsiancr.  It Is Cape Ann no louger. Properly  speaking, it should, be Aim island, although the old designation will probably stick. The dredging and deepening of the AnuiS(]uiim river and the  new cut clear across the neck to  Gloucester harbor are responsible for  it  This new waterway, which has been  constructed with no beating of drums  or blowing'of'trumpets,' is highly ap  predated by the* lishernieii and'coasters, who are thereby euabled to avoid  the rocky promontory and the reefs of  Thatcher's island and the Salvages.  Tho first exemplification of the new  channel's advantage was made one day  recently, when a new schooner, built  at Essex, took advantage of the high  tide and came for her spars and out-*1  fitting dicect to Gloucester-by Aimis-  quam and through the river and canal.  Otherwise It would have been necessary to tow her around the cape.���������Bos  ton Transcript.  gree the situation of actual warfare.  The tests are new carried on at either  tlie army or navy proving grounds,  with guns at no great distance from  tho armor, and Ihe armor presenting  a fixed and certain target which may  be attacked under the most favorable  conditions.  All this is now changed by the increase  in  endurance of  the torpedo,  the most deadly of all weapons when  it  can  be  fired   with  accuracy,  and  when  it lasts long enough to  reach  the enemy.    The torpedo used to be  something   of   a   toy,  except   within  limited  range;  but lately  to it has  been given  a propulsion which will  carry it two miles, with   every   prospect that this distance will soon be  doubled.   Battleships armed with torpedo tubes, which are the means of  firing torpedoes, will some day be able  to  keej> a  foe  at  a respectable  distance, and a battleship having a four-  mile- torpedo  in its  ordnance equipment will be a veritable floating terror of the sea.  The battleship which is to be designed along the lines dictated by the triumph of the torpedo will be a vessel  which may easily scorn the ten and  twelve-inch guns which are now carried in heavy turrets", and which shall  offer no discouragement to a vessel  which may fire a torpedo four miles  and blow up the opposing vessel, no  matter how it is freighted ;with turretcd armament or laden with "invulnerable" armor.  The saving which may be effected  by' taking off the heavy guns and  abandoning the turrets may be used  in giving greater weight to the machinery, and so drive the ship through  the water at a faster rate than is possible with battleships to-day. Some  of this saving in weight may also be  used to give thicker armor plates along  the water line and below���������wherever  the torpedo is likely to strike.  Such a departure from the existing  conditions  furnishes   many   problems  with which the naval designer must  cope.    They  include  such  details  as  the storage of the torpedoes, and their  rapid handling by special mechanical  devices   from   the   magazines   below  deck to  the breech  or mouth of the  tubes above.   Those questions will not  b-2  settled  without  the  controversies  which   seem  to  be  inseparable  from  naval design, construction and equipment; but for the present it will be  .sufficient merely to mention this interesting possibility of a gunless war  vessel.  Ihe idea of stopping your machine  .-.���������I 1wlth mc!" B,lid tllc Pretty  little widow at the cross roads. "Why  you missed a mile in tho race "  "Oh, I don't mind that," laughed  u\\e_ handsome young man in the bi"  racing machine. "You know a miss  is (as' good  as  a mile."  "That may bo," she replied, "but I  am not a miss; 1 am a widow."���������  Chicago  News.  "What does you do when do wolf  howl at-do do'?" '���������  "Well suh," replied Brother Williams, I mosJ ingenrully sets a trap  ferde wolf an' sells him ter a circus I"  ���������The  Atlanta  Constitution.  "Gracious!"   exclaimed   Mr.   Swell-  man,  "the  baby has eaten a lot cf   '  that dog biscuit."  "Never  mind,   dear,"   replied   Mrs.  Swellman,    it just serves Fido right, %  for he s taken the baby's food manv ���������  f r������m��������� -7eI\ fi,do- nnushty! naughty .'"���������Philadelphia Press.     -  Every year each one of us  consumes 15 lbs. of salt���������  Science says.  ��������� More   than   a   pound  month.  Just as well   to   have it pure.  Your   grocer   will   tell  you there's nothi  purer  a-  Lfike ol Top  Don't lie awake with the remedy a"}  your  elbow.    To ' banish  wakefulness, nervous starts, bad; dreams���������  to   sleep   toundly  and   waken   re- '  freshed���������take  Death of Dublin's Champion Joker.  Stephen    Cunningham,    for   many  years   the  proprietor   of  the   famous  Ship  Hotel  at   Dublin,  was recently  found  hanging from the banisters of  the stairs at his residence.    He had  suffered from insomnia, and had declared himself haunted by the dread  of ending his days in an asylum.   In  the stormy days of tho Land League  Stephen, as he was popularly known,  took  groat delight in  playing tricks  0:1 English journalists who went over  to study the "wild Irish."   When the  intended  victim   was   introduced  the  conversation turned on murder plots  and all kinds of unspeakable atrocities.   Suddenly:it was discovered that  he was an interloper, and he was not  allowed to make his escape till, with  blood-curdling    ceremonial,    he   wa."  sworn  to dead  secrecy, and enrolled  as a member of .1 secret society. Once  'a Scotch reporter escaped from Stephen's   clutches,   hastened  home    to  Glasgow,  and ivTote for liis paper u  vivid account, four solid columns in  length,   of   his   exneriences   amongst  desperadoes of Dublin.  "A Sporting Event.  Mrs. Peck���������Henry, do you sec anything In the paper about Blinker running over his mo!her-in-law? Mr. Peck  ���������Not yet I haven't come to the sporting news.���������Puck.  The Poor Men.  Nell���������������������������A girl, shouldn't ninrry a man  jtlll she knows all about him. Belle-  Good gracious! If she knew nil about  him she wouldn't want to marry him.  ���������Philadelphia Itccord.  Seems Likely.  Bill���������I see in a favorable wind a fox  can scent a man at a distance, of one-  quarter of a mile.  Jill���������Of course he could scent him  farther if the mar happened to be in  in automobile.  Oliver Cromwell.  In the early days of his career, while  lying In bed, Oliver Cromwell declared  he saw the curtains part and a woman of titanic stature appeared, who  tokl him ho would be the greatest man  In England. Cromwell was subject to  fits of high temper.  A Rotimania Custom.   -  Good luck comes to a liouso In Rou-  mania if a bat aud a* gold coin are  burled together under the threshold.  It Certainly  Docs.  Howell ��������� Remember ono thing, my  boy.  Powell-What Is It?  Howell���������It takes more than a doctor  and an undertaker to build up a town.  ���������New York Press.  Irofcsslonal replies, "My boy, If llt!1v0 wgmy muisiaciory results; ui  woro you I think I'd play under an I cents a box, at all dealers, or Ed  assumed nnm������ "-Jntlva. mnnson, Bates & Co., Toronto.  Presumption.  "Bllgshis says' ho Is not In a happy  frame of mind," snld one artist.  "That's like his egotism." answered  tho other; "thinking his mliirl Ib Impor  tant enough to bo framed."-Washington Star.  London's  Water Supply.  In   the   array of   staggering figures  given   in   the   annual   report  of  the  Metropolitan  Water  Board  tho most  impressive  are  those  which  express  London's     yearly     consumption    of  water.    In   the   twelve   months   this  amounted to the stupendous total of  82,125,249,3-17 gallons,   representing   c  daily average supply per head of little  under 33 gallons  (nearly three hundredweights of water), or considerably  over 50 gallons a year for every man,  woman, and child living on the entire  earth to-day.   It is impossible for the  unaided   mind   to   realize    what the  year's   supply  of  82,125   million  gallons really means.   It helps us n .little to say that this quantity of water  would   fill a reservoir a mile square  to a depth so great that, if St. Paul's  Cathedral  were  dropped into  it,  the  top of'tho cross would be moro than  100 feet below thc surface of the reservoir.    The area  of  this  metropolitan  lake would he little less than that of  (he City of London itself.  Love  In Ono Octave.  Sunday, Madge, you seemed so fair  Love, thc rascal, came to bind mo.  Monday morn T feared your stare.  Tuosdny you thought fit to mind mo.  Wednesday���������well, perhaps you'd care.  Thursday saw- you lips resigned me.  Friday came the solitaire,  Saturday tbe vows that bind mo I  KINGSTON.  ONTARIO  ARTS  EDUCATION  THEOLOGY  MEDICINE  SCIENCE (Including- Engineering)  The Arts Course may be taken without attendance.  For Calendars, write the Registrar,  GEO. Y. CHOWN, B.A.,  *��������� Kingston, Ontario.  Still at the Foot.  Long���������Why is It that you havo never  been able to mount the iaddor of success?  Short���������Because I have never been  able to find a. man unselfish enough to  bold It for uio."-Detrolt Tribune.  SHOE   BOILS  Are Hard to Cure,  yet  MlBWi  will romnvo tliora and leavo no  blomlsli. Doon iiotMlster or re- rstHjg  niovo tlio hair. uuroxRnyiiiiflorftwoIllnjr. Ifowocao  ho worked.82.00porbottlo,delivered.nook60i'tte.  AltSQItltlNX:, ,TK. fci mankind, JIM per  Dottle. Cures H0II3, Uralses, ftld Sores, Swellings,  ST. F. YOUHS, P.DF,137Honmeufh Sf.p Sprlngfieltf, Kass.  LYMAN SONS & CO.. Montreal, Canjdbn Apcnls.  Alio furnlthtd bf Martin Belt A Wyitnt Co,, Wlnnlptf,  ftt Hallonal Drug A Chtmhal Co., rVlnittptg and Calgarfr  find Htnitrton Brat. Co. ltd.. Vanaouutr.  BINDER .TWINE  Every ball ftillv Onin-iniin������,ii    i'-������������������ --   ���������������������������'--  Then Ho'd Move.  Teacher-If   your   father  owed   tin-  butcher $17.25, the bnker J13.23 atuU  the grocer $18.05, how much would hi'  have to pny In nil?  Tommy Harlumin ��������� Nothln'.   He'd  movoJ���������Judge's Library.  Ivory ball fully Utuirnutoail  lid properly tUBirod to ooia-  ly v;lth Canadian I awn.  ply V[UI������           STANDARD 500fi. p������rl.l.S0lbi.  MANILA 550 ft. per b.l. 50 Ibi..  MANILA BOO ft, p., b,i 1.301 bi..  A���������!-  J. ��������� I  i , -.  Jj'rua on  board cara  Oalgary  $4.76  6,25  6.76  , Jt'roo on  board cart  [Vvlnnlpog  $4.38  4.B8  6.38  Ordom aucoptod (iironn balo or morn, Toruin onalt  ..Itli order or 0, 0.0. -Proinnsahlptnont and until.  faction truarnntend.  Ask na for prleo on earlnti,  COOPER CORDAGE CO., Minneapolis Minn.  W.   N.   U.   No. 604. ���������''fi'.. ���������;-"''"'  THE     LEDGE,     GREENWOOD.     BRITISH     COLUMBIA.  ^llllllllillllilllllllllllllllllll  "%  1 Dealer in all kinds of Rough j  \\ fiiid   .Dressed  Lumber,  Win- |  ������ (lows, Doors, Shingles, Brick, j  I Com en t, etc. ��������� I  i Shop Phone, 05. ������  ������j Liunbei' Yard Phone, 20 i  ^iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiniiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiuiiiiiiiini'^  The Gtfeencuood Br/aneh  Nelson  Iren Works  Ik nnw prepared to make,  all kinds of Iron, Brass or  Copper Castings. First-  class    work    guaranteed.  Geo.  |VL Holt,   manager*.  LESLIE CRAUFURD, Lessee.  General Merchants, Midway, B. C.  Hay' and Grain always  on hand. Sleighs and  Wao'ons and Implements  of all kinds carried in  slock. The very best  goods   at right   prices.  STABKEY & ;CO.  NELSON, "U. C.  WIIOLKSALH  DEALERS  IN  Produce   and   Provisions  NELSON, B. C.  Now Under Old and Original  Management.  K. 10. PHATK    -   -   MANAGER  Gfeencaood, S. C������  Tin: oldest hotel in tho city, and still  under tho snrne iiiana^oinont. Rooms-  comfortable, rncale equal to uny in the  city, and tho bar spppliee only tlie best  Corner of Greenwood and Government  street:.-.  J, W. flelson  J. E. Cameron.  Leading Tailor of the  ICootenays.  Kaslo, B. C.  Mountaineer and Kootenay Standard Cigars.  Made by  3. & CMto ������ (Ko., nelson  The Kootenay Saloon  Sandon, B. C., has a Hue oi nerve  bracers unsurpassed in any niouo-  tain town oi the Great West. A  glass of aqua pura'given free with  spirits nieuti.  Summer Excursion Rates  $ EAST  &      Frum Greenwood to  Winnipeg  Lnil-iith, Fort William, St.  I'aul  Chicago $ 72 25  New fork ,   I OS 50  Montreal    105 00  St. John, X. B     120 00  St. Louis       07 50  Toronto        91 dO  Ottawa...      105 00  Halifax     131 20  Sydney, C. B    136 00  Tickets on sale May 4 and 18,  June 5. 0, If) and 20, July 0, 7,  22 and 21), August 0, 7, 21 uirid 22,  I!iu8. First class, round trip, 90-  Day Limit.  Iloutes���������These tickets aro jroccl  via any recri^iiisa-d routes in ono  nr holh directions. To destinations east of-Chicago'arc good  via the Great Lakes.  a For particulars call on local  ? agents or address  Ja .r, JIOK. ������. I\ A., NoIhoii.  5 C. "��������� SIci'HKIlBO.V, O. T. A.,  "���������? Wliinli>������!(f, Blun.  TO   DKI.INQUKNT   CO-OWM.ltH  To J. P. Myers Gray [nnd to llio PNiulp ft Ihe  latu.litil),!! I.cnmy, or to w!iurii.������outor tlmy  iiiiiyliuvfi transferred their liilorcsl.t In tin1  ���������.Jenny Krnollim. Mlnoml Claim.Hittnitivl In  DwicUvood camp, Mfuciiwriud   Mlnhi),'  Oi  vision <)f Valf DNrlid. [I. U.  Von tire hendiy notillud thftl I have i'Xiii;ndi!'l  6-l������(i upon tin.' itlmvo mtnum! cluim. iukI flint If.  wirliin !������l days from tlm (Into of tliln notice, ymi  full or refuse to rinilrilititn your liroportloii of  tin- aliovo iniiiitloiicfl   Mini, tldtfiillioi- with  till;  eofN of iKKurtlsliiB your inleiests in  the paid  cluim will liacomo the proporty of the uiidur-  ������l(;noil  under Suction   I of the Mineral  Act.  Atnenilrniiiit Act, 'lOOO. :  Juini gfl. 11)08.  JOHN LUCY.  f,AM) . AOT-tfOKBl   OK   NOTIOK.  O.Moyoos r.unil IHstrlet���������IXsh'lot of Vule.  'J'AKK XOTICK; tlmt we, A.,1, Hti|tlien and  flam iMi'.Oi'inoiid. of Klinlt, II. C,. oecupatlunN,  riii'iieulir nnd storekeeper, Intend to apply for  nai'inlHiiioii to piindiiitii! the following de.serllied  Jtuiil.x: C'oiniiieiiciiij,- lit n pout, planted about HO  foul .-������mtli of llie (}. I', 11. jw.it on wnuon road,  tn.'irl.-eil I,. i.'7������o \V, Iheni'i! ive������t������U'liiilu������, thoneo  {ii;ulli.|ii clmlnn, ilieiiei: ensl 80 i'linlii.4, lliuncc  north IocImIim to place nf eiimiiieiiceiin:iif.. ami  (���������(iiitiilnliiK.'!-" aerc.i. more lor lurm, and about, -lo  clialiii north from O. I', Ji. pout marked 2701,  Dated June i'Jrd, Hum.  A. .1. HUGHES'.  SAM McOKMOND  WKST KOOTKNAV   DISTRICT AM) SI.MIL-  KAMEKX DIVISION'Ob' YALK DfSTlitCT.  "YTOTICK is liercliy ijivon that ihe ilmiindiiriei  ll of llie Nelson. 'Kevcditnkc and Slocan Land  liecordliiK UivNlon-. of West Kooicniiy Mi'trict  and the Slinilkiiineeii Land Wocki'iIIiik Pivision  of Yale Distriht have hcuit altered, and iliat on  and after Septemlier the l.st, W'M. llio bomidiirits  of the said Land Heeordiu^ DIvMons will lie u.i  follows::  XKI.SON r.A.VI) IilXOIIDl.NCi  lUVI.etOX.  ConiinonciiiKiiln poinl on the Intoiimtiiinal  Boundaiy where it U inlei>eclfii liy the western  liouiulary of Seetion 'J. Township Lt?A, Kootenay  District jbeim,* uNo tho wclorn boundary of  the Nelson &��������� Kurt Rhcppurd Itailw.iy Land  Guuit; thence duo north abi-ut f.^ milt-, tot>oulli-  ern boundary of Lot 5,mii. Croup 1. Kootcn.iv;  iheiH'O due wesl to tlie east'TU bounihu-y of rl'ie  ri.L'ht-of way of the Coin nhiii & Western Railway, which forms the boundary of Lot if .(IDS  Group LOsoyoos Division of Y.-ilo" District (now  Similkameen); thence e.isierly an.I nmlherlr.  following said eiiblern lipuiul.iry of said riirli't-  of-way, to the. noi th-ea-t corner of Lot i.r.ri.S;  thence due west aloni? tho northern b.iundiirv  of Lot SJ,G!)S to the divide between the waters  riinnini; into tlie Columbia K'iver and Arrow  Lakes from tho-e llrm-iui; to the west: thence  northerly, followini.'flio suimnit of llienuum-  lains to a point 51; mile< duo north of the International lloundary, which is nlsoithe north east  corner of the Shiiilknmceii Division of Yale  District; thence due ea-t to a point duo .south of  tho south-west corner of Towinhip an. Kootenay: thence due north to the nor'hea.-f corner  of Township li'i. Oaoyoo������ Division rf Yale:  thence northwesterly to ihe -.iiimnit of th������ di  vlde^scparutiug tlie wat rs llowins into the Co-  luinbiu Hiverand Arrow I.aie-. fiom the waters  llowiiifrto the west: thence follow iiitr the -um-  mlt of the mountains, in a nortlier'y dircr'ion  to a point due west of the northwest corner of  Lot .'IDS, Group 1, Kootenav. which point is the  northwest corner of tlie KeNon Land Ueconl-  iiiK Division;'thence due ea*t to tl p siiniinit of  the watershed ol,the waters Unwind into ihe A r-  row Lakes frain the water, flowing into Slocan  Lake, which is tho noriheart cornel- of Nt-tain  Land RocordinK Division: thence .southerly  aloriK the divide between tho waters flowing  into the Arrow Lnl;e->l.iud the wiiler- fl wiiiL-  into Sloeiui"Jtiver and Slnvnii Lake to a point  near tho headwaters of P.vs Creek; tiicncc following the height of land to the mouth of the  Little Slucan Itiver: thcuec cio><shi������; llio Slocan  River-ami followiuc'thc divide sejiaratinc the  waters flowin;,' into Slocan River and Koolenav  Lake from the waters llowlncr imo Kootenav  River anil We't Ann of Kootenay Lake to the  northwest corner of Lot T.'i-W, Gmup 1, Konlc-  nay: thence duo east alonirtbe noith boundaries  of Lots 7,(i23 and .l.iuil to the we-,1 shore of  Kootcmty Lake: (Iiuuru -chiiIioi ly aud easterly  to "Pilot Point; thence northerly to Ihe northwest corner 'of Lot l,Hi, Gri'iip 1. Kootenay.  thence easterly, followine; Ihe heit,'bl of land  separating-.the waters flowini; into Crawford  Creek from the waters llowiny into fircy's  Creek to the eastern boundnry ol U"est Kootenay District, near the headwater-, of Riker  Creek; thence soutlierlv following the divide  separatiiiKl the waters llnwinj,' into KooVnay  Luke anil Kootenay River from Ih" water,  flowing into St. Mary's Crock andJMoyie River,  to the International lloundary: iliciiec wesp-rl.v  alons thc Intel national lioundaiy lo tliu puliit  of coiniuencement.  KKVKi.sroKK r.Axn i:i:Riiiii>i.vi: nivl-mx.  Conimciicingat tlie inirlliwest corner of Hit-  Xel.son I.and Uerordiii!; Division: thenie north  erly. followin!; the .summit of the mountains  ilividinfr the waters flowing- into the Columbia  River Irom those liowim; lo the west, to the  height of land between Kusti-r Cieekand Kelle\  Creek to the intersection of Canoe River: thence  southerly down the renter of Canoe River to  the Columbia River: thence in a soulhea-ti'ilv  direction to the dividing ridire ol the Selkirk  range of mountain*; 1 hence follmving ihe said  dividing ridge in a s.mtli easterly direction to  the summit of Roger's Pa si; iheiice in a southeasterly direction, following the water-hod  nearest the Upper Columbia Uivor. to lis infer  section with the sou-horn boundary of the Do  minion railway licit; thence southwc-'lorly, billowing it he southern boundary of tbe railwnv  bclt, to itsinternfction of the divide between Ihe  the waters 11'owing into the Diinciu I.'iverand  Kish Rivur, near the headwaters of Toe.tzel  Creek: thence southlrly, follt.M ing the height of  land dividing the waters Mowing into Duncan  River from the waters II .wing into Arrow Lake  and Trout Lake, to a point oppo-dle (he north  end of Howscr Lake: thence Hc-.torl������\ Mloulng  the "southerly watershed of Lake Creek, to n  point on the La rdo River opposite the height of  iand between Cascade Cieek and Poplar Creek:  thence fnl owing tlmt height of l.md and the  watershed dividing tho waters of WiNi.n Creek  from tlie waters Hi,wing hit i 1.,-irdn River and  Kouslikamix .Cieek lo tlie noithiast corniTof  the Nelson Land Recording Division 1 oingtbo  southeast'corner of the Rcnelstoke Land Recording Division; thence followingthe northern  boundnryof the Nelson Laud Recording Divi  sion due west to tlie poinl of commencement.  SI.OCAN r.ASI) lIKCOUDIKCi   IIIVIVIHN,  Commencing nt the norlhiiist comer of ihe  N'elson Lund Reeordiiig Division, which is  also tlie south east'corner of the. Rev istoke  Land Recording Division: thence following the  eastern boundary of the Revel-toko Land Recording Division in a general easterly and  norther] / illrectian, to its intersection with the  south boundary of the Dominion Railway bolt:  thenee'iiortherly anil easterly. Hollowing tlie  IJoininicii   Railway   licit, to   its   intersection  it.  Kootormv  fill    ���������'   k uic "iiiiirsiifii iieari-si   me Upper uo-  liiuibia River, to the.loth  parallel of imrlh lali-  enei, I n ii mtliftm  Iv din.,. i,n,   r.ill.i,, in,,  1/1,11,11111.1!    hi; iiv. .i.v    oriL,   ri,    lis  with theeastorn boiindary of Wcs  District; thence iu n southeaslei'l,  following the watershed near'  '   "  liimbia River, to die .V '  tude: thence In a soull  fly HIri.cti-.il.,  if the Upper Co-  ,.,,.,.,... ....... v., inu ...,,, |,,ii,i,lel of uiirtli latitude: thence Inn soullio ly diree ion. following  the divide separating (lie water* Mowing into  Kootouay Lake from theiwatei-s llowlng into  St. Mary's Creek; thence f>i||.,������ ing the caste Iv  boundary of the Nelson Land Recording Division to the point of commencement  SIMU.K'AMKli.V     I.AM)    IIKI.'oll DIM;    DIVISION    up  vai.k nifiTiiiirr.  Comineiii'liigat a jioint on the International  Hoimdarv where if. is inlcrsecliil by piiviistoli  Creek, which is also the .siinthciisi corner of  Vale  Land  Itcarding lu'slri':!; thence fullow-  Cliiiiii Cieek to its intersection with tho.south  boimdarv of Lot in;.;, Oroiip I .Karaloops Division of Yale District; thence due east tJthe  eiistern hank of Oltaimgun River; tlionee in  In a northoi'ly direction following the eastern  sliore of Olmiiiigiin River and Okanagau Lake,  ton point distant.1<! miles duo north of the in-  fornatiomil Houniliiry; tlinnce due east to the  wo.st.Hrn bnimd.ii'y of t.ho Nelson Land Record  ing Division of Kootenay District: thence  .southerly, following the said western boundary  of Kootenay District, to tho Kith parallel; thence  west along|thi) '10th parallel to the jilncc of  commencement.  ROUT  A. RKNWICK.  Deputy Commissioner of Lauds and Works.  Lauds and Works Department,  Victoria, D, C,, .June I'oth, IWH. ,'l-g.  The Hotel Slocan  Three Forks, Ii. C, Ih thu leading  hotel of the city. Mouiittiiii trout  nnd game diiiners a specialty,  Rooms reserved by telegraph,  Hugh Kiven, Prop  Is published every Thursday at Gteen-  wood, B C , aud the price is $'< a year,  postage free to all parts of Canada, and  P.reat liritaiii, To the United Slates and  other countries it is sent postpaid for  J?.50 a year. Address all letters to The  Ledge, Greenwood, li, C,  R. T. LOWERY,  PUBLISHER.  GRlvlvNWOOD B. C,   AUG. (5, 190b*  ���������^ffsJjs.  A. blue liiark liore indicates that  your   Subscription   Iiiih  become   deceased,   and  that tlie  editor   would  once more like  to  commune with  your collateral. '  IIoi'ic   without action  does   not  produce much of a payroll.  Ox this earth  man lias made all  the gods, wars, and religions.  Tiik history of mines and mountains is still one of fire and blood.  Judcikst; from its history for tbe  past seven years, the Lord must  love fernie.  Ouk present social, commercial  and political system makes nearly  all men liars.  Wrm three blind pigs and four  churches Prince RuperDis not lacking in spirit.  JuDfiixo from the crop reports it  looks as though Canada would  have a full stomach next winter.  Somh business men are too bashful to put an ad ,in the papers.  Most of this kind are sitting down  half the time.  Gold is the yellow god of many  in tho in the "West, but the yellow  god of many a B. O. kitchen is a  fat Chinaman.  Tiierk will bean irrigating convention in Vernon next week. Jt  will not be necessary for visitors  from Summerland to cany their  own bottles.  Some hotels peel their potatoes  by machinery. If some genius  would invent a machine for killing  all the flies in creation life in the  summer time would become more  of a quiet dream.  A jShw York paper, saysjhat  women are tougher than linen in  everything except muscle. "We always thought they were in order  to stand the pressure of tight corsets and high-heeled shoes.  TJkoausk some of the merchants  iu White Horse sent their printing  to a cheap house on the outside  the Star rises in anger and remarks  that some business men in that  town would chase a rat toHel-ena,  Montana, and back again for a  grain of corn.  From long experience we have  concluded that when flies are eaten  they should be fried or boiled or  smothered in onions or something  else. Eating them raw in milk,  sugar, butter and similar articles  we do not thing is proper from a  hygienic standpoint.  Thousands in the United States  object to Taffc because ho is a Unitarian in religion. In order to  avoid friction Taft should conform  to the religious hallucination of  each individual voter. Like all  great men nearly all the presidents  of the United States have been  free thinkers, although from policy  most of them bowed publicly to  some formal religion.  Tiik slowness of the construc-  rion of the V., V. & E. from  Keremeos westward is no doubt  owing to ths fact that Jim Hill has  not yet been able to find a suitable  paJ-s through the Hope mountains  and he does not care to build a tunnel forty miles long. Surveyors  are s-till looking for a pass, and if  it is found the road will then lose  no time in reaching the coast.  Vaccixatiox is notorious for  the spreading of tuberculosis, and  smallpox is preferable to the white  plague. The majority of people  do not think and that is why we  see so many laboring under the delusion that vaccination will prevent  or kill smallpox. It is merely a  medical superstition and deserves  no rccogiiiti.su in these days of  modern medicine and sanitation.  A country "that permits vaccination has its face turned to the past  and worships the pust of a rotten  fetich.  BETWEEN   TWO   TEMPTATIONS.  The home of Kaslo's leading  light is sandwiched between a bank  and a restaurant, a fact that gives  tone to the printery, but the stall  must be surely tried by temptation  when they hear'the rattle of money  on one side and smell the cooking  from the Jollier. Tantalizing mistakes occur, as the following will  hear witness:  "A fierce-looking old brigand  witn whiskers waltzed into the  Kootenaiau business oflice on Friday morning and put down several  hundred dollars in hills upon the  counter. Thinking that some former sinner had reformed and was  coming to pay for his delinquencies, the cashier stretched his mitt  out for the money. Just as this  move was made thc old party saw  that he had made, a mistake���������for  he grabbed the crisp greenbacks  and made oil' out the door saying  as ho went 'Ti'gosh, [ thought this  was tho bank'."  A CROOKED BUNCH.  Judging from what the Eye-  Opener says about the Liberals of  Kegina some chaps over there  ought to be in the pfii instead of  making laws. The Eye-Opener in  part says :  " Tho next scene in this comedy  of corruption is unfolded when the  returning officer appears in the  role of real estate agent and buys  property for tho now parliament  building site adjoining the city at  a figure approximating ������225' per  acre and sells it to the government  imido of two weeks at a profit of  upwards of 870,000 !  " The government could have  purchased the property direct from  the original owner for $225 per  acre, more especially as the city  had, by resolution of ihe council,  offered as a free gift to the government a magnificent site exactly  opposite the purchased site and  within the city limits, where water,  electric light, lire protection, etc.  were right at their doors, and  whore it would have been within  easy reach of the citizens and people who' had business to transact  at tbe government oflices.  "And tho 870,000rake-off? Just  read on.  " This introduces the voting on  tlie location of the capital and the  buying up of the Saskatchewan  legislature, or a sufficient proportion thereof, to ensure the selec-.  tion of Eegina as'against Saskatoon.- It involves a laughable  story of bribery and of the bribers  bping double-crossed by thebribees,  when the bribers .of the first  part were outbid by the bribers of the second part, the bribees  being duly elected members of the  legislature. It is all very shocking, but is perfectly true, every  word of it.  "The Saskatoon fellows came  down to Eegina with a bunch of  money, in the neighborhood of  820,000. They went quite openly  to the local banks and cashpd the  drafts, so that it became known to  thp Eegina men that there was  something doing. Within two  days of the vote the Eegina men  got frightened and started in to  raise dollar for dollar and a little  morf. Then it became a question  of the highest bidder-! Bidding  for what ? Bidding with hard cash  for tbe-votes of .venal-Liberal mem-,  hers of the Saskatchewan legislature.  "Pitiful sight!  ���������'Well, the result nearly made  several worthy Saskatoon gentlemen throw a series of fits. On the  vote being taken it was found that  only two had voted in favor of  Saskatoon���������the member for Saskatoon himself and one other. Old  Jimmy Clinkskill, Frank Oliver,  Davidson and others of the Saskatoon crowd who had gone down to  see the vote taken, siit speechless  with horror at the turn things had  taken. And the 820,000 all gone  to. too !    Dear, dear!"  The Kootenay Cigar Co. of Nelson have in the Royal Seal a cigar  that is known and smoked between  the wheat country and the blue  Pacific.  What was money made for?  asks a contemporary. There are  two theories. The spenders say  money was made round so it would  roll, the savers say it was made  flat so you can pile it up.���������Toronto Star.  Wedding rings made. Diamonds  mounted. Work that will stand  comparison. E. A. Black, Phoenix.  At the same time moral reformers should stop occasionally and  ponder this maxim ; there is no  s-uoh thing as absolute right; there  are only circumstances.���������Toronto  Star.           At the Turkish Bath house  in Nelson you can get Turkish,  Russian, salt water, medicated,  and tub baths. The Turkish bath  is one of the greatest health-producers in the world.  Tho Man���������And you really think  you have an ideal husband, don't  you?  The Matron���������I know I havo.  Why, he treats mo as if he were a  candidate for office, and I was a  voter.  The Kootenay Belle reigns supreme iu many a camp. It is a  cigar that brings delight and appreciation wherever smoked.  The Hamilton Spectator puts the  fairest kind of a scare-heading on  tho story of Japan's bad speculation in government-owned railways; but of course the .object of  that is merely to help Mr. Borden's government-ownership policy  by showing that the Japanes are  undesirable persons.-Tho Montreal  Herald.  When you want a monument or  headstone, write to the Kootenay  Marble Wcrlw, Nelson,'JB. 0.       *  An old German woman became  ill and wan taken by her husband  to a hospital for treatment. The  first day she was there, when her  husband called to ��������� enquire j^about  her, the doctor said she was improving.    On thc second day he  ivas again told she was improving,  and on the. third and fourth days  the assurance was the same. This  was very encouraging to the old  German, but when he called on  the fifth day, he was told that his  wife was dead.  In his grief he sought his favorite saloon to drown his sorrow.  "Vat's do matter?" asked the  sympathetic bartender, noticing  his customer's despondent condition.  "Ach ! Mine wife iss dead," replied the Gorman.  "So? Vat did sho die mit?"  asked the bartender.  " Imbrovements," replied the  bereaved husband, calling for another glass of beer.  Lines, leaders, hooks, rods, reels  and other fishing tackle can he  bought from J. L. Coles.  If led into knowledge of divine  things consider them.  Varnished Tile Wall Paper-  especially suitable for bath room  and kitchcu, at McRae Bros.  The Columbia cigar is a large  and free-smoking cigar. It is sold  in all mountain towns and made  in Nelson.  Wanted���������By experienced woman  cook position in hotel or camp.  Apply to Mrs. M. Pacific hotel.  [f you wish to catch big fish and  plenty of them, get your tackle at  McRae Bros.  Beauty is the first gift nature  gives to woman, and the first she  takes from her.���������Mere.  Widdowson, Assayer, Nelson, B. C.  The drunkard's world is the  world of the devil.  Largest stock of jewelry, in the  Boundary to select from. . E. A.  Black, Phoenix. .  Better distrust ourselves than  our fellow workers.  Male firmness is ver}r often obstinacy. Women have always  something better, worth all qualities, They have tact.���������Lord Bea-  consfield.  . Possessions are trusts ; we have  no absolute ownership.  ��������� Properly . baited, the fishing  tackle sold by J. L. Coles will  catch almost any fish iu the mountains.         There is nothing a man of good  sense dreads in a wife so much as  her having more sense than himself.���������Fielding.  A_ woman without-a laugh in her  is the greatest bore iu existence.���������  Thackeray.  Labor is the noblest of all prayers  R. A. BROWN  FERRY, WASH.  General Merchant  Dry Goods,  Groceries,  Boots and Shoes,  Stationery,  Hardware,  Tobacco,  Cigars, Etc.  Fresh  Eggs  a   Specialty  Gold, Silver and Copper J?L������o  G- G- WEST  PROVINCIAL ASSAYER.  530   Richards Street,  Vancouver,  IL C.  JSleLama^ketflotel  Is the home for all tourists  aud millionaires visiting New**  Denver.   British J Columbia.  HENRY   STEGE.   PROPR.  C. J. CAMPBELL  NEW DENVER  Provincial Assayer and A naly-  tical Chemist. Correspondence  solicited from any part of the  country. ���������  MINHHAI,   ACT.  Certificate of Improvements.  NOTICE.  Columbia Mineral Claim, 'Hltunto In O.i.mmiwooiI  JllniiiK Division of Yulo District.   Where  located: In DoudirooilGimp, imIJoIhIiik llie  Emerald Mineral Claim.  TAKE NOTICK that 1, Sydiioy M..Johnson,  nctliifr   ns   nifunt   for   Klmoro  Collier,   Kreo  Minor's Certilicatu No. IMtim, Intuiiil.Hixty ilnys  from tho chile hereof, to apply lo tho Mining llfi.-  corder for a Cortllicato of Improvemotils. for tho  purpose of ohtiilnlnfjnCroiviiOranUothu above  claim.  And furthor Take notico tlmt action, under  section 117, nuiHt ho eommencod before the Issu-  iinoo of such Cortllicato of Improvements.  Dated this i.Mth day of.Inne. A, U, l!������H.  SYDNEY M  JOHNSON.  MXNKKAI,   ACT.  Certificate of Improvements.  NOTICE,  'Coin Frnctloniirainl'Aiiehor'Mhioral Claims,  Situate in tho Hrconu'ood Mlnlnix Dlvlslmi  of Yale District,   Where located: fn Horseshoe MlninifCiunp on Main Kettle river.  TAK RiNOTICE thnt I, James Krncd. Sprinkle,  li'rco Miner's Certllleati) No.  II  H'W. intend,  sixtv dnvs from the date hereof, t.i netily lo the  Mining "Hnoordcr for Ceitllleates of improve'  ments  for tho  purpose of   obtaining Crown  Grants of the above claims.  And (Inrlher take notice that notion, under  Section 87, must he commenced boforu tho !*���������  suaiico of such Certlllcalesof Xmprovcinonts.  Dated this 1st tiny of Juno. A. D. Kiofl.  JAMES 10. ai'ANJUK.  l������<Jum^^rf^^^^^^^^^<Mrv^J^������wlf^*^*>^^W'^^^(wrl*ww���������^^^T^ww^*w^������w  IKings JLiquer Scotcli Whiskey I  12 Years Old I  J. W. Burmesters Ayiiite Port. c,' |  Jas..ilennessy & Co's 3-Star 'Brandy.   ,"��������� ������  I GREENWOOD LIQUOR  OO.'  |     IMPORTERS, GREENWOOD, B.O.  @%Sto/<&/Q/%^?^^'l&J%^������'Q>fy^>WG&OQ '  TISr THE AVI rTDSOU HOTEL.  Everything is of the heptat.this cafe, as we Lead while-others  Follow. It makes no difference what you order���������steaks, chops,  c%'H, hacon, ham, cutlets, chicken, etc.,.we have the high grade  goods. No .shut-down, and no-key lo the door. Just the place  lo eat at-any hour of the day or night. Drop in and introduce  the inner man to our ^astronomical delicacies.  toward Stloore, Proprietor. . ^  J  EiCT^aaacaiKi^'itaKaasaggacisasgsff^^  | Dealers in  | Fresh and Salt JVIeafcs, pish,and Poultry  % i Shops in nearly ail the towns of Boundary "and |  I % ������   the Kootenay.' " %  es e  sssess  ' m���������->zm&������ ss@3s&s$$������&@@������@9s@������@@s@$ ������ assesses? ������������oa������s������8������s  Serves meals at all hours. The lover of good things  always comes here when he wants his chops, steaks,  iisii or fowl, or any of the lasty dishes that we make a  specialty of cooking, - to please the. fastidious. We  Make a Specialty of Homc-SIade Bread.  e   O.  gso&s������'e������sa6@s9������sw3o������s-������������������e������ee������-������������������ffl������ss������������G*������������s������s9������������������s������S  GREENWOOD  Dealer in  Contractor lor Ties, Poles and Fence Posts.  avy- Teaming and Dray ing  Phone 85.  " Unequalled for Domestic Use."  Is the best furnished hotel in the Boundary  district. It is heated with steam and  lighted by electricity. Excellent sample  rooms. The bar is always abreast of the  times, and meals are served in the Cafe  at any hour, day or night.  IcClung*.���������..,&. Goodeye,   Propr's.  Ite Pacific .fioiel...  Is uiuler the uifinagcineiit of Greig-  &'Morrison. Tho.Jioouis aru Com-  fortahly furnished, find the bar contains the; best brands of wines,  liquors mid cigars.  IU Pacific gafe...  Is thc beat-appointed Restaurant in  the interior of British 'Columbia.  .The best cooks nnd most attentive  wniters only employed. Onon all tho  time.        ���������  TREJW0KT HOUSE  Nelson. B. C, is run on the  the American ami European  plan. Nothing yellow about  the house except the gold in  tl,e safe,  M&I017C   &c   TrregilRis  KASLO  HOTEL  KASLO B. C.  Ih a coiiil'01 tufde home for all  who travel to thnt city.  COCKLK & VA.PWORTH.  Tl  Tobaccos, Pipes, and all other y  Smokers' supplies.   Next door V  to Pacific hotel. j  J. P. FLOOD j  .-.-.'���������       -; '��������� '  Hotel   Alexander j  PHOENIX,   B.   C.       j  Is a comfortable homo for J  tho miner and   traveler. )  Good meals and pleasant j  rooms.    Pure liquors and  fragrant cigars in the bar. >  HcGillis & McLaughlin |  PROPBIETOKS.      \       \  Frank Fletcher ^  Provincial Land Situvkyok,  NoIboii, B. 0.


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